However, in spite of the intense lure that I also feel to climb aboard the douche train and blaze down the mountainside of shit fits and erratic carry on, I am just straight up refusing to do it. Yes, I'm stifling my panicky need to find around $1000 to cover all of our mounting specialist bills right now, and I am also playing zen with my Christmas list that is long enough to use as bog roll and I'm even being totally chill about all of the things that I need to finish off at work before the end of term, because you know what? Fuck it all. It will get done, I don't know how for sure, but it will get done, it always does. And no amount of pissing and moaning is going to make it happen any faster.
No douche train for me, no sir, not doing it. As the saying goes, I didn't come this far to only this far, and I mean it. I haven't quit smoking, detoxed and gotten up every day for the last 5 months at 5:40am to do yoga for nothing. I have earned my ticket to zen and I'm cashing it in big time.
I can be the calm amidst the storm, I have totally got this. I am going to arrive at Christmas in just over 6 weeks time feeling relaxed and ready, that's my mantra and I am sticking to it. I am also not going to have any regrets about the way that I got there either, no moaning or whinging about the inevitable craziness of this particular time of year, it is pointless and utterly unproductive. Nope, I promised myself zen this time last year and then everything went to hell in a handbag on Christmas eve; but not this year, I'm way more prepared this year and I am going to enjoy it all, every last bit of it - even the crappy, hard and challenging bits. I got this....I have totally got this.
Release Date: 2010
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 106 mins
An all star cast make this undertaking seem effortless. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are Alright was a hit at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, won two Golden Globes and was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and it is easy to see why, this is high quality drama with a strong cast and an interesting story line.
Two teenagers (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) that are being raised by their lesbian mothers (Julianne Moore and Annette Bening) seek out their biological father (Mark Ruffalo) and introduce him into their family.
This is a great look at non-conventional relationships and the complications that they carry. The cast are incredibly good together and the drama is realistic and interesting. Mark Ruffalo steals some hard to catch limelight here, but essentially it is Annette Bening that holds all the cards with another flawless performance.
FINAL SAY: Just because you're a 24 hour drive-thru doesn't mean everyone else has to be.
4 Chili Peppers