Monday, January 11, 2016

Year 5 Day 40

movie: Starman
starring; Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen
year; 1984
format; TV Edit

plot: After an alien lands on earth, it realizes that humans are not ready for contact. Taking the form of the first human he sees, by copying their dna; he starts a three day journey to meet up with a second ship. Along the way, starting up a relationship with the widow of the man he cloned, and hiding from the government.

I don't think I ever really got the point to this movie, even all these years later? Other then the idea that humans are a bunch of savages who don't listen. Seriously, it's a romance dressed up in a sci-fi outfit.  Honestly, was it suppose to be about conspiracies, or second chances, or faith in people, or not judging a book by it's cover, or believing in the illogical, or was it a buddy road movie about how differences don't make a difference in the long run? Maybe all the above?

You have this grieving widow who just wants her husband back, and here is this guy who happens to look like him, but it's not him. Then the widow ends up falling for him anyways, even though she knows being around him puts her life in danger. unintentionally, but still in danger. Then he shuffles off never to be seen again. How devastating could that be?  Talk about the ultimate bad one night stand with the man of your dreams?

what did I learn? Trust is key. Communication even more so.

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