Saturday, April 9, 2011

In her Shoes

PS: I know it's weird!!Ps is usually at the end of the post,but this one really needs due attention ,so u can take it as 'prior script' and not 'post script'.Congratulations to all of us for the "LOK PAL" bill being approved by the Government.Now we can hopefully breathe fresh 'uncorrupted' air .One simple start for supporting this bill from our side would be not to give bribes anywhere (govt offices and other places )even though it may make the task difficult to be accomplished.

     I watched a beautiful movie today and felt like just writing a short review on it.The story revolves around 2 sisters who were raised up by their step mother and father and  lived separately after they grew up.Elder sister
Toni Collette was a sober ,responsible lawyer and the younger sister played by the sexy Cameron Diaz was playful,flirty , casual going gal.The only thing what they shared in common was the 81/2 size shoes!!The story takes a twist when the younger sister Maggi has a sleep over with her elder sister Rose's boyfriend and was drifted away from her sister.She leaves the house of her sister and relocates to her long lost lately discovered Grand mom's house who was with a group of old age friends .With her grand mom's motivation,Maggi pursues a job at a hospital with some old patients, where she discovers true meaning of life by interacting  with various patients.Maggi eventually transforms miraculously into a soft hearted responsible lady.So then the story continues into a interesting journey where the two sisters re-interact and rediscover the love they share for each other and reunite into a ever lasting unfeigned  bond! The last scene in the movie is of the elder sisiter's wedding where the younger sister Maggie presents her sister a beautiful expressive gift ,of a poem narration by Edward Estlin Cummings which leaves Rose surrendered to Maggie with utter love.So here goes the poem:


I  carry your heart with me(i carry it in
me )i am never without it(anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart(I carry it in my heart) 


AJEYA RAO said...

nice. will check out this movie. Ya thanks to Jan-Lokpal

NRIGirl said...

Wow! That's a wonderful poem! Love it! Thank you for sharing.
I wasn't quite sure if it was my kind of movie now based on your review I am convinced.

BTW, If you like Diaz, try Knight & Day. It's hilarious. One of my rare favorites.

Anonymous said...

I do really like romantic movies as the one you said. And with someone as Cameron Diaz it would be even better. But I like most the dramatic ones, maybe because my life have more drama in it than romance, I don't know.
But to say the truth, the ones that attract me the most are the ones with everything mixed.

rama said...

Hey Raji,
I have seen this picture it is quite old, and even I too liked it very much.
However I can't remember the name of this movie
Yes congrats to all Indians, we have won in the real sense.

Rachna said...

I haven't seen this movie, but I have a feeling that I will like this one-- it being about two sisters. The poem is really good. Yes, the first war is won but the battle is far from won. Let's hope we don't need another agitation to get them to pass this bill in parliament.

raji said...

nice to know your feelings david..but this is more of a sisters story.

@NRI thanks for that will check out knights and day.

@Rama..oh good you have already seen this.

@Rachna ..yes ...give it a try..excellent work by Cameron and Tony


hhmmmm regarding "LOK PAL" bill, though we all are very jubiliant and rightly so.... but do u think situation is going to change even after all this developement ???

Alka Gurha said...

Great review...have not seen it. The poem is beautiful.

sm said...

beautiful said
carry your heart

Renu said...

why is it that one realises the finer emotions only either with old or sick people?

Bikramjit said...

glad about the LOK PAL bill but It has not been approved yet , they will approve it yeah ..

anyway uncorrupted air sorry to say it but that will be long time not so easy to get rid of it and this is just a start LONG LOnggggggggggg way to go

and yes :) i saw this movie he hehehe


rama said...

Hey Raji,
What is the name of this Movie?

raji said...

good question renu..may be she sees the other side of life..before she was only surrounded with happiness,partying,very easy life that life makes her realize that life is more than partying.

raji said...

bikram..yes long way to go..:))

@rama it's "in her shoes"(Cameron Diaz lead)

KParthasarathi said...

Will look for this movie.
A nice narration

Mak said...

Hey Raji, thanks for the review..will watch it sometime..

Hope the struggle to eradicate corruption & the corrupt politicians will continue without any bias. All the best to all of us who are part of this freedom struggle.

anupama said...

Dear Raji,
Good Evening!
So,touching,the story is...I am missing my Nanda[didi]who is in New York now.
The poem is simply touching!
Wishing You A Happy And Prosperous Vishu!

....Petty Witter said...

Thank you for this, I loved the poem as it was very moving.

raji said...

@MAK .PETTY AND kp thanks.

@Anupama ..good that I reminded you of someone.Wish you also a very happy vishu..

NRIGirl said...

Hey Raji! I watched this movie last night and just loved it!! I was in tears through the whole movie for no particular reason and I am not normally a cry-cry person. Very touching indeed. If not for your review I would have never watched it and so Thank you!

What's next? Bring it on!

R. Ramesh said...

raji ji..thanks ya..n stay connected...wishes always

raji said...

@nri gal ok thanks ..glad u liked it.Nothing else from my side..watched some as usual boring types movies.

iseek said...

hey nice review.... waiting to see the movie.. thanks for the poem

A said...


I do not know how I missed commenting it. Really liked the poem

Juxtaposition said...

I am going to grap a copy of this one. Nice review and a touching poem.