I myself have never been 'touched' by an angel, as they say. I have never felt any heavenly intervention or presence in my life. I do quite like the concept of an angel though, and it would be pretty cool to have one in your life, but essentially I don't think that they are real. Not the winged, white, halo wearing versions that we usually perceive them to be anyway.
It is therefore only fair to say that I also do not believe in demons, because you can't have one without the other. No I don't believe that there are cloven-hooved, horned entities trotting around sprinkling bad shit on everything and generally causing mayhem. I also don't believe in hell or eternal damnation, or heaven for that matter. I do think there is the possibility of an after life, but I just think that it's not as simple as you go up or you go down. I believe that it would have to be more complex than that and involve a lot less harps, fluffy clouds, pitch forks and fire.
Do I believe in good and evil? Of course I do, I live here on earth, I see examples of both everyday. I have seen people behave in ways that would make the angels envious, and I have seen others make me wonder if they needed an exorcist. I actually think that we all have a bit of good and evil in us, and depending on our core values, our environment and our choice of company we can swing either way. I really don't believe that anyone is born inherently bad, I believe that people 'go' bad which is probably even sadder when you think about it.
But there are millions of angel and demon believers out there, and I don't have a problem with that, believe whatever you like as long as it brings no harm to others I say. But so far, for me, I don't believe in angels and demons, but I sure do like the whole wacky concept.
Release Date: 2014
Running Time: 102 mins
This is a sweet comedy drama and a theatrical feature film debut for director Theodore Melfi. After coming second in the People's Choice Awards at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, St. Vincent started to gain some momentum and was soon winning hearts everywhere for it's sentimental and quirky story line.
When recently separated Maggie (Melissa McCarthy)moves in next to the misanthropic drunk Vincent (Bill Murray) she is not holding out a lot of hope for any sort of friendship. But when she finds herself in a pinch, she discovers that Vincent can be relied upon as a regular sitter for her 12 year old son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Vincent and Oliver form a unlikely friendship that leaves a lasting impression upon them both.
Yes, there are quite a few laughs to be had here, but it is the touching bond between the cantankerous Vietnam veteran and the delightful young man that makes this film so utterly charming. Notable support performances are offered by Naomi Watts and Chris O'Dowd, but Bill Murray really takes the cake for his depiction of the slovenly character Vincent.
FINAL SAY: I'm showing him how the world works. You work, you get paid, you drink.
3 Chili Peppers