Monday, May 21, 2012

Who's Dying to Meet Me?- Little Black Book

Comedy and betrayal outdo romance in this story about a woman Stacy Holt (Brittany Murphy) who goes in search of her boyfriend’s exes to find out if he lied to her about them. One twist that floored me was the deceit of people who one might call friends, and how some people take art to the extreme sometimes.

While I enjoyed the intrigues, my most interesting moment was when she met Carly Simon (who sang “Nobody Does It Better," the theme song for the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me) and passed out. She had been on the phone with her mother before she fainted so Carly had to take the phone and identify herself to the mother after explaining to her that her daughter had just fainted. And on hearing the singer’s name, the mother passed out as well.
Carly Simon

I must confess, I googled up Carly Simon because I wanted to know what she had done in this life that could cause two people to idolise her this much. Forget fiction or movie, there had to be a premise for that scene. What I found amazed me. This lady was doing a lot of the things I only dreamed of doing. She’s a singer-songwriter, musician and children author. Now think about this, maybe, just maybe, you decided to do exactly what you always  wished to do, someone might one day dream of meeting you the way you are dreaming of meeting someone who’s chased after their dreams and achieved. 

There’s no mountain higher than your desire. The same dreams you have someone somewhere has had them and gone on to achieve them. Don’t be afraid that you’ll get to the top of the mountain and then have nothing more to conquer. The truth is, when you get to the top, you have a view of the horizon, and I tell you, it will be filled with even more mountains to overcome. So don’t be scared, climb this mountain of promises with the rope of desire and diligence. One day soon, someone will have a dream answered by meeting you, his icon, face to face.
Little Black Book: Starring Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter, Kathy Bates, Ron Livingston. Directed by Nick Hurran


Joy Ehonwa said...

That was my favourite scene too! And I had to google Carly Simon cos I was curious, I didn't know her. Every time I remember that Tyler Perry was once homeless, I'm ashamed of myself. When people who had less to begin with than I do have pursued their dreams and now I'm dying to meet them, I realize I have no excuse at all. *Deep sigh*. Let me try and do something today.

Pamela Cho Okoro- Agboga said...

Joy, that scene was worth the time spent watching the entire movie. I've started doing more than dreaming now, and I'm hoping i don't lose steam along the way.