Life in A Day 20160808 "About Movie #001".

Monday, August 8, 2016.

This is the most complex question: What's your favorite movie of all time?

I've seen a lot of movies in my lifetime, maybe ten times more than the average person. For instance, this year, I've watched 55 movies so far. I can't choose the best, but The Godfather (released in 1972) is probably in my top 10. I'm never disappointed by any film Tom Hanks appears in, and I always admire David Fincher's movies, too. Meanwhile, I have a deep attachment to Sideways (2004) and About Schmidt (2002), directed by Alexander Payne.

In particular, About Schmidt is a kind of road movie about an old, retired man in Omaha, Nebraska who goes to see his daughter in Denver. He joins a foster program for African children after his retirement dinner, but his letter to his foster child is just a moan about his life. At the end of the film, he receives a letter from his sponsored child, and he cries after reading it.

With this as a starting point, I decided to sponsor a child in Colombia with my best friend fifteen years ago. Now I have a second child in El Salvador, too.





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