I can't even begin to tell you how many books, movies, CDs and items of clothing I have lent to people over the years and how many of those items were never, ever, seen again. Don't get me wrong, I love to share in the joy of my findings and have no problems with lending things out, but when I never see a lent item ever again, well I'd be lying if I said that I didn't get a little annoyed.
I also really hate asking people for a borrowed item to be returned, it's so bloody awkward. That shit is way out of my comfort zone and it is not something that I like to ever have to do, but on a number of occasions I have had to ask for an item back because I have legitimately needed it for some reason and god, actually asking for it back - it is so horrid, I really hate doing it. I always feel like such a total asshole asking for a borrowed item back, even though it is technically mine, it just feels bad to ask for it, like I am taking it before they are done with it, which totally defeats the point of lending it out it in the first place.
I have been known to lose the odd book that has been lent to me, I'd be a liar if I said that I didn't, but I am usually very reliable with my borrowing because I know how much it sucks to have things that you love just disappear from your life. In truth I know that hoarding items and having attachments to things (especially inanimate things) is not healthy, but I must be honest and say that when I purchase an item and I love it, be it a book, movie or crappy cotton scarf, then I don't want to lose it forever; besides in many cases it also means that I need to replace it because I loved it so much; that too has happened to me many times before.
The most heartbreaking thing that I borrowed and lost forever was a pair of earrings that I loved, I still don't know what I was thinking lending them in the first place to be honest. They weren't expensive earrings, but they were not replaceable because they were vintage, so alas I lost them forever. I also lent a jacket out once that I really loved wearing and never saw it again either, that one hurt too; but if you borrow then you run the risk of losing things forever. So I suppose the ultimate message that I am trying to send out here is pretty simple really, never lend out anything that you can't stand to lose. Now if I could just follow my own advice I would probably save myself alot future heartaches.
Release Date: 2000
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 102 mins
Before Guy Ritchie sold his soul (and integrity) and married Madonna; he was making really great movies like this one. Following in the success of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, we are again thrown into a world of British thuggery and small time gangsters in Snatch.
Turkish (Jason Statham) and his best friend Tommy get pulled into organizing a fight for the psychotic gangster Brick Top. When the fight goes wrong, the boys soon become involved with the Pikeys and Mikey (Brad Pitt) who just wants a caravan for his ma. Now throw in some British thugs, a bullet-dodging Russian hit-man, a Jewish jewel thief with four fingers, some amateur robbers with a hungry dog and a priceless stolen diamond; and you've got the makings of one giant fuck-up.
Yep, it's bloody complicated and hysterically funny to watch the dramatics unfold. This is clever story telling, lots of action and a heap of things happening simultaneously. Not hard to follow, but you do need to pay attention or you'll miss all of the little loops and cross overs as the different plot lines collide.
FINAL SAY: Five minutes, Turkish.
5 Chilli Peppers