Well, most of us are anyway.
Some of us can rise above the everyday stench and the ghosts of our own trodden pathways to find a better way to be, and some of us are doomed to tread the same sad ground forever and ever.
From my experience of people it seems to make very little difference whether you are wealthy or poor, whether you got screwed up as a kid or not, whether or not shit went wrong for you as an adult; you either have the minerals or you don't.
You get to choose everyday, you either let life destroy you or you don't. You either rise up to the surface or drown in the shit pile, your choice.
And not all of us have a helping hand waiting at the top of that shit pile to drag us out. For some there is no one standing in their corner cheering them on, there is no light guiding the way. No, for some people it's just fight or give up and that is the only choice that they have. They just have to muster up something from somewhere that makes them be that better person.
Sometimes being a better version is so hard, and wanting to be one is even harder. Sometimes being a crappy version seems good enough when you run out of minerals. But you just can't do that, because someone, no matter how much you may not think it, someone out there is rooting for you, someone that pulled themselves out of the shit pile is wanting you to win.
I want you all to win. I want you all to beat the shit out of life and ride out all of its trials and ugliness and find a better way to be. I want you to be a better version of yourself.
I am in your corner.
I AM IN YOUR CORNER.
Release Date: 2013
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 96 mins
I was just so incredibly moved by this film. When I wasn't laughing I was crying, because this is a film about the very best people and also the very worst people in the world. After a massive 29 wins across many film festivals; this film is destined to win a place in the hearts of all that view it as well.
Brie Larson plays Grace, a supervising staff member at a short term hostel for troubled and homeless youths. Grace is a caring and genuinely delightful character that keeps damaged teens on track every day. But Grace is also a deeply complicated individual and is seriously struggling with her own set of demons.
Brie Larson is utterly amazing as Grace and John Gallagher Jr. is equally adorable as her work and life partner Mason. This is a movie that subtly goes for your throat and leaves a big lump in there, get your tissue box out before you watch this one.
FINAL SAY: We're on each other's team.
4.5 Chili Peppers