Unlike other holiday breaks where I have barely left myself with a minute to think, I have purposely given myself a really lazy and mostly free two week window to rest at home and totally recharge my batteries. It certainly appears that we are in for another massive and jam packed final term, so a recharge is imperative. However, I am remaining completely optimistic, because aside of the possible future challenges, term four also comes with loads of other terrific benefits that you don't get in the first three terms of the year; like Summer, graduation and all of the celebration and anticipation that arrives with the countdown to the silly season.
So, this spring break I am planning to use my free time for self restoration, which will no doubt involve some extra long lunches, TV binges and sleep ins, as it should. Time to paint something, make something, draw something, read something and grow something - and that is my aim for the next two weeks.
And it is not selfish or overindulgent to take time out for yourself, it is wise and self preserving, and a lot of the time absolutely necessary for wellbeing. So I feel no guilt whatsoever when I say that I am going to what I want to do, when I want to do it and I am not going to feel obliged to do anything over the next two weeks that doesn't interest me or that feels anything like work. My obligation switch has been flipped to the off position and I have no intentions of flipping it back on for the next forteen days.
Release Date: 2004
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 107 mins
Albert (Jason Schwartzman) is an environmentalist that hires two Existential Detectives (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) to try and sort out the coincidences that are occurring in his life. The detectives insist on spying on Albert's every move and bestowing their unusual blend of life philosophy upon him, as they uncover an old sinister rivalry that has escaped Albert's attention.
Actually, there is really a lot more going on in this film than I have mentioned, but it is just too odd to describe without giving away all of the interesting plot twists and characters. Essentially, this is a philosophical comedy that won't leave you rolling in the isles, but will tickle your funny bone with it's clever script and witty, offbeat style.
The cast is exceptionally strong, boasting the likes of Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin and Jason Schwartzman, and they are all on point with the delivery of their less-than-usual characters. If you are in the mood something completely off the wall, then I highly recommend a watch.
FINAL SAY: Nobody sits like this rock sits. You rock, rock.
3 Chilli Peppers