Some people that are perceived by social standards to be somewhat unattractive on the outside can often turn out to be completely and irresistibly beautiful on the inside. These people have a different kind of beauty and it shines like a light from inside of them; they are usually a complete pleasure to be around and never seem to take things in life too seriously. These people know how to laugh at themselves and they get better and better looking everytime that you see them because their inner light is so infectious and glowingly irresistible. They are the sort of person that people just adore and say the nicest things about because they make others feel so at ease with their kind nature and generous deeds.
There are some truly blessed people in the world that are both beautiful on the inside and the outside as well and they are not as rare as you might imagine, they really do exist and I have met quite a few of them in my lifetime. These people appear to have it all and because of that they can inadvertently make us mere mortals feel utterly inadequate, but it is just impossible to be envious or mad at these gorgeous people for very long because they are just so damn lovely! Everyone can sense the magic that these people have and we are all naturally drawn to them like moths to the flame. On the down side, these poor beautiful creatures are the most at risk of getting stalkers or having people hate them for no good reason because they are just plain jealous of them; so as much as having it all may seem amazing, it can actually be dreadfully treacherous for the real beauties of this world.
And then there are the rarest and also the most unfortunate of all the people that you can ever meet in your lifetime, because they are the ones that are not really very good looking on the outside and completely revoltingly ugly on the inside. And yes, unfortunately they do exist and I have also had the displeasure of meeting some of them in my lifetime as well. These people often appear to be pretty regular looking on the outside and not necessarily hideous, but if you spend a couple of hours around them....then....errrr..... gross! They just get uglier by the second. They are so unpleasant that they actually get less and less attractive the longer that you are around them! These people are twisted and exceptionally mean; really, really mean. They are conniving and vindictive and will do anything to get ahead in life, regardless of who they damage along the way. They are foul and should be avoided at all costs, even if it means extracting them from your life altogether.
Yes, it cannot be denied, looks can be incredibly deceiving, and the outside appearance does not always dictate the true interior. But honestly, who hasn't been suckered into the lure of a pretty face before? We all have, however, as you get older and wiser you realise that what may appear to be gold can sometimes just be a bit of spray painted rock. And what looks just like an old rock can actually be a crystal delight on the inside. You know the old saying 'you can't polish a turd' well that is very true, but you can roll it in glitter! And that is the reason that I have never really liked things that look too glitzy on the outside and always judge people on what they say and do and not ever by the way that they look.
Release Date: 2001
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 110 mins
One of my all time favourite Wes Anderson movies and a very quirky, awkward and deeply fascinating look into the world of the dysfunctional Tenenbaum family. Gene Hackman won a Golden Globe on the strength of his shamelessly insensitive portrayal of Royal Tenenbaum, the family matriarch and evil overlord; Anderson was nominated for a Best Screenplay Academy Award and Empire magazine ranked it as the 159th greatest movie ever made, demonstrating that quirk really does translate.
The movie follows the lives of three gifted siblings, Chas (Ben Stiller) a finance genius, Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) a playwright and Ritchie (Owen Wilson) a tennis prodigy. All three enjoyed great success in their youth, however they were all clearly damaged by their fathers abandonment during their adolescent years and have been struggling emotionally ever since.
There is an absurd irony to this film that really works, add Anjelica Huston and Bill Murray into the mix and you have the right recipe for something ridiculous and yet, also oddly poignant. An Anderson gem and an unmissable piece of comedy cinema.
FINAL SAY: Anybody interested in grabbing a couple of burgers and hittin' the cemetery?
4.5 Chilli Peppers