This week, our Monday Movie Meme topic from the Bumbles was actually suggested by one of their readers, Cardiogirl. (Off the subject for just a moment, but if you have not checked out Cardiogirl's blog, you must. She almost defies description. She's hilarious, thoughtful, manic, and real.) Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah. Cardiogirl's suggestion is to list a movie that has changed your life, your world view, or your behavior. A movie that inspired a passion perhaps.
Talk about a deep question at 5am on Monday morning! Well, I stepped away from the computer for a moment, and determined that there have been many movies that have caused me to re-evaluate life. The Shawshank Redemption made me consider the power of hope. Jaws made me afraid to go into the ocean. Super Size Me made me never want to eat fast food again. The High Cost of Low Price completely turned me off of Wal Mart. But few movies have shaken me to the core quite like:
The Passion of Christ
I've always been a Christian, and before I had children, I went through the long process of becoming Catholic. But nothing in my religious background prepared me for this movie. The brutality of the Passion, Jesus' suffering and death for our sins, made all too vivid and gut-wrenching on the big screen, was both humbling and enlightening. I would never go through another mass without remembering this visual. I would never go through another Holy Week, and recite the Passion, without being moved to tears.
So grab a cup of coffee, and kickstart your brain. Which movies have made their mark on your psyche? Please share!