Life Lessons from Movies

The Wedding Singer

In Comedy, Movies on November 6, 2015 at 5:05 PM

The Wedding Singer (1998) is a comedy directed by Frank Coraci about Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler), a struggling musician who finds out what true love is when he meets Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore), a waitress.

Life Lesson:

Find someone to love who wants to grow old with you.

Movie Scene:

Robbie: “From now on, I’m just, I’m gonna be like you man. I’m just gonna be with a different chick every night and then I’ll send them packin’.”

Sammy (Allen Covert): “Sounds like you got it all figured out.”

Robbie: “[…] That’s it man, starting right now. Me and you are gonna be free and happy the rest of our lives.”

Sammy: “I’m not happy. I’m miserable.”

Robbie: “What?”

Sammy: “See, I grew up idolizing guys like Fonzie and Vinnie Barbarino ’cause they got a lot of chicks. You know what happened to Fonzie and Vinnie Barbarino? […] Their shows got canceled ’cause no one wants to see a 50-year-old guy hitting on chicks.”

Robbie: “What are you saying?”

Sammy: “What I’m saying is, all I really want is someone to hold me and tell me that everything is gonna be all right. […] If you found someone you can love, you can’t let it get away.”

The Avengers

In Fantasy, Movies on November 5, 2015 at 5:45 PM

The Avengers (2012) is a fantasy written and directed by Joss Whedon about a group of superheroes: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Captain America (Chris Evans), who come together with the help of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., to defend the Earth.

Life Lesson:

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

– Aristotle

Movie Scene:

Fury: “There was an idea, Stark knows this, called the Avengers initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of remarkable people to see if they could become something more. To see if they could work together when we needed them to, to fight the battles that we never could. Phil Coulson died still believing in that idea. In heroes.”

Friday Night Lights

In Drama, Movies on October 12, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Friday Night Lights (2004) is a drama based on the book by H.G. Bissinger and directed by Peter Berg about the 1988 high school football season of The Permian High Panthers from Odessa, Texas.

Life Lesson:

If you want to improve your situation, give it all you’ve got and get the job done.

Movie Scene:

Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton): “Now you all have known me for a while and for a long time now you’ve been hearing me talk about being perfect. Well, I want you to understand something. To me, being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about you and your relationship to yourself and your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is, that you did everything that you could. There wasn’t one more thing that you could’ve done. Can you live in that moment as best you can with clear eyes and love in your heart? With joy in your heart? If you can do that, gentlemen, then you’re prefect.”


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