Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 24

Movie: Restoration
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Hugh Grant
Genre: Drama, Historical,
Year: 1995
Format: VHS

Plot: A young doctor is ordered to the court of King Charles II to save his dog. Once he's gained favour, he then becomes the pawn in the King's next big scheme; which is to marry him off to his own mistress.  From there, Merivel makes a mistake that sends him out of favour and back into the life he was living before hand.

Set during the 1660's, at the height of the plague, we watch as the lead Robert Merivel goes from spoiled to responsible.  He losses nearly everyone that matters most to him.  And with one act of kindness, he has his station in the court returned.

It shows a balance between the decadence of the court {and youth} and the responsibility of the commoners {and reaching adulthood} that everyone must face and choose at some point in their life.  The lead character has to learn what truly matters to him by trail and error, in this case by the extreme of loosing loved ones.

what do I think I learned from this film?
You can only play a fool for so long then you have to just have the blind faith to know you're where you're suppose to be in life.  

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