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Experiencing restlessness is like being on pins and needles, you are anxious for time to pass, for something to happen…anything to happen. You look forward to whatever it is that will put an end to the restless state of mind. It could be anything from waiting for the email to arrive or a damn phone call or the presence of someone who had been missing for quite a while. The anticipation can be killing and in your restless state of mind you find bursts of absent mindedness with thoughts far away imagining situations where some relief from your current state of mind is felt.

It is amazing how situations can spin your state of mind out of control, how anticipation can build to unimaginable states of anxiety. It is a not so nice a state to be in as you feel only a miracle will help you make peace with yourself.

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Music and lyrics

It is a cute movie, endearing with its innocence and charm. The opening soundtrack “Pop goes my heart” is a fitting intro to a romantic comedy and captures the 80’s feeling quite well. The other soundtracks were quite charming as well, especially the one sung by Alex Fletcher (HUGH GRANT) on stage, “Don’t write me off yet”. It employed a sense of humour and a sensitivity of the heart simultaneously, which is an extremely potent combination in real life situations.

The turn of events in the story is quite cleverly weaved in lines with the movie’s theme music and lyrics. I like the Sophie Fisher’s (Drew Barrymore) simile on Music and lyrics – “A melody is like seeing someone for the first time… the physical attraction…sex…but then, as you get to know the person, that’s the lyrics. Their story… who they are underneath. It’s the combination of the two that makes it magical.”

The striking thing about the movie is the lightheartedness with which the entire script is handled. It’s has quite a few good laughs.

Then again it did not bring depth to the emotion of two people in love – Alex Fletcher and Sophie Fisher. I don’t think it is because of the lightheartedness of the movie, it has more to do with the lack of chemistry between Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. For instance, Notting Hill where Hugh Grant stars with Julia Roberts brings out the chemistry and depth of feeling….you can connect to it but you cannot do the same with the on screen pair of Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.

Anyways, good time pass and tunes that get you humming.

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When do you start feeling objective about a situation in your life?

Trivial things in everyday situations to coping with life’s experiences that go on to make you tough, everything has an impact on the way you think and the way your personality shapes.

I for one always think that it is difficult to feel objective at the first take. It takes years of growing up to be able to do that at the drop of a glance. Thoughts always tend to bounce off the heart to the head. It is your emotional take on it first, even more so for a sensitive person and then it goes past that stage of thought to an analysis of the situation. That is when you push the situation away from you and look at it from various different pairs of shoes. You then arrive at a clear objective picture, from which point it becomes easier to move on, having dealt with it inside your head. You can choose to shrug it off or learn from it, whichever the situation is worthy of.

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