The BeaverStreaming Video - 2010
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Rachiecakes Apr 15, 2013
Such a great movie -- this is atypical in every way and Gibson does a phenominal job as the dad whose flipped out. Very good acting. If you enjoy movies like "Cedar Springs" and "Napoeon Dynamite"...this is more serious, but along those lines.
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Porter Black: "...You know, when I was a little kid... all I ever wanted was to be like you... ...Then I got older... I just wanted to be anybody else..." Walter Black: "...And now?" ......(bear hug,tears)......
('Kung Fu' episode, on TV in Walter Black's motel room) Master Po: "What do you look for beyond the sea, grasshopper?" Kwai Chang Caine: "That part of me which l know little of. The past out of which l was born." Master Po: "Then someday you must seek it." Kwai Chang Caine: "But is it good to seek the past, Master Po? Does it not rob the present?" Master Po: "lf a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past."
Walter Black: We reach a point where, in order to go on, we have to wipe the slate clean. We start to see ourselves as a box that we're trapped inside and no matter how we try and escape, self help, therapy, drugs, we just sink further and further down. The only way to truly break out of the box is to get rid of it all together... I mean, you built it in the first place. If the people around you are breaking your spirit, who needs them? Your wife who pretends to love you, your son who can't even stand you. I mean, put them out of their misery. Starting over isn't crazy. Crazy is being miserable and walking around half asleep, numb, day after day after day. Crazy is pretending to be happy. Pretending that the way things are is the way they have to be for the rest of your bleeding life. All the potential, hope, all that joy, feeling, all that passion that life has sucked out of you. Reach out, grab a hold of it and snatch it back from that bloodsucking rabble.
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