What follows is a monologue that cut me to my core, an unbearably honest reflection on the importance of feeling everything — the highs and the lows — that is both profoundly beautiful and gutting.
“We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster that we go bankrupt by the age of 30 and have less to offer each time we start with someone new,” Elio’s father tells him. “Don’t kill it — and with it, the joy you’ve felt.” Noted, I thought, gasping for air.
And then Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) — an antisocial, anthropomorphized raccoon — stares up at the brilliant display, moved beyond his ability to reckon that Yondu's friends would honor him even though he had been such an asshole.
Oh, and throughout, Baby Groot hops from the shoulder of each of the Guardians, doing adorable baby things like hug and yawn and fall asleep. Vary Much of the way Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird presents the fights between mother (Laurie Metcalf) and daughter (Saoirse Ronan) is gutting.
I sat next to my grandmother, who is going through some health issues, as I watched the protagonist Miguel sing the lullaby “Remember Me” to his bisabuela Coco, so — SPOILER ALERT — her father would survive in the spirit world through her memory long enough for them to be reunited when she passes the next year.
I thought about how precious the moment was, getting to experience this with my grandmother, and finally feeling represented by Disney as Latinx Americans.
When none of the distractions worked, and they found themselves face-to-face, it led to the showdown from hell that had group chats and Twitter timelines lit across the country.
Issa apologizes for not knowing how to be there for him during his depression.