Yesterday, I watched two interesting films, that combined to leave a lasting impression on me. They were secular films, but had such great lessons. The first was “Everyone says I love you“, an old (1996) musical comedy with an all-star cast that included Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore and Woody Allen.
I’m not a fan of musicals or old movies (except Indian movies and The Sound of Music!), so the only reason I watched it was because of the all-star cast and my favorite, Julia Roberts. I didn’t expect to get much out of it, but I really did.
My lesson was drawn from Julia’s experience with Woody (I can’t remember the names of their characters). Julia’s character was dissatisfied with her marriage. She thought her husband was not her true love, because they seemed to have little in common. She had some neurotic ideas, which she shared with her therapist, and felt that only her true love would connect with her on that level. Apparently, her husband was oblivious about her dissatisfaction!
Coincidentally, Woody’s daughter had been eaves-dropping on her sessions with the therapist, and knew all her secrets. When her father notices Julia one day, she tells him all her secrets…