Ok, so the other day I posted about how crap Fred Claus was, and I also posted a while back about my favorite romantic film, Truly Madly, Deeply. So this film has been on my mind recently. It was on TV a few weeks ago but I avoided it.
The premise of the film is that Kate Winslet (Clementine-love that name) is just after coming out of a relationship with Jim Carey (best role I've ever seen him in) and she gets the relationship erased from her memory, when Jim realises what has happened, and that she doesn't remember him he goes to the company to get his wiped. But during the procedure he changes his mind and he fights to hold onto her in his memory. Even typing the words now I am tearing up! Eventually they both find each other again, but discover through a twisty side plot who they both are and what relationship they shared before, and they still enter into a relationship with each other, even when they know how horrible things went in the relationship, and with no guarantee the same things won't happen again.
Now, I have spoken to people about this movie, and they think that it's so romantic, that the point of the story is that everyone has a soul mate and no matter what happens those people will be drawn together. I don't think that's the point of it at all, I think the story shows how even though we know the outcome of most relationships, be it that they last 2 weeks or 20 years they will eventually end but we still hold enough hope in our heart to enter into them (or at least most of us do).
At the moment what's on my mind is the question of the memory removal. I have just had a relationship of nearly 17 years end and if I was offered the opportunity of having all those memories removed would I? Would I want that person removed from all my memories, would it be any easier to bear? I don't know. I suppose if you sacrifice the bad memories then you miss out on the good ones too? I don't know.
Sometimes I long for something to bring an end to the "oh "we" did that, "we" bought that in that shop, "we" always loved that restaurant"! then at other times I can remember and not feel too sad! Time will make it easier I suppose but will it take another 17 years?
Sorry, feel low today, I think it's Christmas. I'm gonna do a grinchy post on my own blog later! I won't be able to make it rhyme like Dr Seuss, or Mossie!