“In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he’ll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.” – IMDb
This movie has a special place in my heart because it’s the first movie me and my wife watched together and now we have yearly tradition to watch it in that day.
What I find interesting about this movie is how many things in life we can lose if we don’t have our eyes open. The main dude from the movie went in a journey to bring a star to the girl he thought he loved, but the star was another girl. Nevertheless, he was determined to bring that girl-star to the girl he loved (that would have been an interesting scene). The dude and the girl-star went through lots of things together and they fell in love. I tend to search deeper aspects and lessons in each movie so here it comes.
We can start a certain path in life, but we end up on another and we can only do it if we are present enough to realize that the new path is more appropriate for us. Have you ever thought about why we suffer so much when we lose someone or something? It’s probably because we’re taking it for granted and somehow we think it will be there always so we don’t really enjoy that person or that thing. We’re just not living in the present most of the time and because of this we can lose so many moments in life.
Another interesting thing is how sh*t can strengthen relations. People get more connected when they go through things together, especially when they go through bad things. This happens because we need support when we go through bad times, not when we go through good times. When everything is good, is easy to live. When a crappy mountain is ahead, it’s harder to live by ourselves and receiving support in those moments is much more appreciated compared to the support we receive when we eat ice cream on a beach (I’m pretty sure we can beat that ice cream by ourselves).
The lesson I’ve learned is that I need to appreciate the present. It’s nothing wrong with thinking about the past, but I believe we need to keep that to a minimum. As for the future, I made a plan and I act on it. Today. Also, the person you walk with through hell needs to be much more appreciated because you cannot fake a hell-walk. That’s f*ckin’ real.
What’s your opinion about these ideas and about this movie?