This movie hit the spot for me in many ways. Yesterday, I sat down with my wife to watch this move. She told me ” This is a chick flick, if you want to watch something else go ahead.” I have to say, I am glad that I watched this one. Saoirse Ronan played the main character Jo Marche in this movie. Why, the story related to my pallete?
I am trying to write stories these days. The pain and joy i get from these creative side are very well portrayed in this movie by the actress. The pain she felt, when she got her bad blunt review. I felt it. More I should say the struggles Jo face as a writer. For a moment I lived those moments in the screen. Many people have told my writing is good and they loved it. But, when you get that first blunt review where they say, “your writing sucks” It is a huge blow to our hearts.I am sure many others who read this had got the same experience. The positive side, we emerge. We want to write more. We want to express more. We will get the energy to sit down and write.
The writing process in the movie and how it is portrayed is very touching. I have to admit, I burned inside when I watched Jo’s sister in the movie decides to burn the novel. The amount of work Jo must have put in to write that story, no one can replace. No one really knows that energy until unless one sits down and write. I wanted to kill that sister. The part where Ronan’s character saying “I will never forgive her in my life” is very true and genuine. In the story later they forgive each other. But really, Did she actualy? I highly doubt it. I don’t think any one who spend one or two years writing a novel, one day realize that it gets destroyed, and that too purposefully can move on. My biggest fear is this. One day I plug in my extra hard drive and see all my work vanished. I don’t know what I will do. Hope that never happens.
Now we have computers and we write. We edit. We move chapters around and characters can be changed etc. We evolve with the story and it is easy. In the movie where she places chapter by chapter in paper. Lay them all on the floor, then re arrange them. I was feeling the dedication, pain, passion and also got devastated when she gets rejected by publisher. The publishing game where they try to take our rights for small amount is all there.
Movie is about the hardships and story line is saying something else. But the character of the novelist Jo Marche hit my palette. I am compelled to write this because I did enjoy the movie and all the aspiring writers should see it. Why? Simple the pains we go through is everyone’s pain. Those who write will live through this feature film. I did not feel any lag in this movie. Long movie, but every frame was well captured. All the pictures I put here in this blog is not mine. I got it from internet here and there and will not take any credit for.