Liberal Arts, or is it?

(Talking movies, differently #3)
(Contains spoilers)

Am I in love with Josh Radnor? One would think so. Two days back it was Happythankyoumoreplease and today, it is Liberal Arts. I think it’s got something to do with the essence of scripts in both the movies. There are no larger than life characters neither is there any exclamatory moment of climax, only those subtle but profound moments of revelations, simple revelations about living and just being. And that’s what makes it even harder to appreciate movies like these for you cannot glorify or subdue the simplicity; it is just as it is.

But unlike Happythankyoumoreplease, Liberal Arts has an underlying theme: the disjunction of one’s life with one’s own age. You can trace the pattern everywhere in the movie; it’s in the 19-year-old Zibby’s being ‘a little old fashioned and ahead of her times,’ Jesse being a little ‘stunted,’ and Prof. Peter Hoberg’s confession of feeling like a 19-year-old all time and never being able to live that same age ever again.

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