I just re-watched Elizabethtown tonight.
It's not a great movie, and the first time I saw it I thought - meh, it's ok.
This time around I liked it a little more.
I'm not sure why, but it's been about 8 years since the last time I saw it. Really when you think about it - a lot's changed in 8 years. With me, with my life, with the world - all that junk.
It's funny how when we change, the way we see things change. You can read a book, watch a movie, or meet a person - and everything is different. You experience it completely differently than you did before! It's certainly not something you think of at the time, but the second time around you think: Man, I can totally relate to this movie. Or man, this person GETS ME. Or holy shit - why didn't I see this before? It was right in front of my face!
Anyway, it's just funny. Funny how things change. How we change.
I liked this movie better the second time around. The way they dealt with death. With family. With the insecurities that come with love - and the security that comes from finding someone who gets you. It's kind of beautiful when you see it that way.
And it made me want to go on a road trip - really bad! Ha!
You should check it out if you want a nice melancholy movie with a damn good soundtrack. :) It's a nice distraction. Enjoy it.