Thursday, June 20, 2019

As bad as it gets

My life as a dog - was one of my favorite movies. Although I watched it first only in my early twenties, I very much identified with the 12 year old Ingemar. That movie sort of created a panic urge in me to create happy memories with my family. I've not been that successful though. Just as it happened to Ingemar, I don't have many photos, videos or even many happy memories with my mom. And she is dead.

In my late 30s, I suspect I'm beginning to identify with the misanthrope character played by Jack Nicholson in As good as it gets. But that would actually be painting a much more rosy picture than it is. Perhaps you can imagine a movie - As bad as it gets, and assume that another Ingmar, Bergman is directing it. Yup, that depressing.

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