Be inspired :)4:51:00 PM
Just had the first amazing race this morning. It was fun but we got some problems, minimal though. We were the facilitator and it was not easy. Anyway,lets not talk about how stressful it went but rather, lets focus on the brighter side; on how it was fun on general.
Moving on, this blog post is not really about how the amazing race went. I just want to share these two movies that I've watched this July. Two inspiring movies based on true stories. I've mentioned before that I like movies or anything that is fictional or anything that is superficial. But mind you, taking a break from the usual things you do is very refreshing. Its like taking a fresh air or eating a new kind of food very different from what you used to eat everyday.
Be inspired by the movie Patch Adams. Patch Adams is a 1998 comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams. Directed by Tom Shadyac, it is based on the life story of Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams and the book Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter by Adams and Maureen Mylander.
The fact-based story of an unconventional physician who attempted to heal patients with laughter, based on his own book and mixing equal doses of scatological humor and pathos. Robin_Williams stars as Hunter Adams, a troubled young man who commits himself to a mental institution in the late 1960s. His experiences there convince Adams to become a doctor, and he enrolls in medical school, where he is appalled at the cold, clinical professionalism that alienates patients from their caregivers. Determined to provide emotional and spiritual relief as well as medicine, Adams clowns around for his patients, getting to know them personally. Although his efforts seem to work wonders and the hospital nursing staff is grateful for the levity Adams provides, his methods alienate his uptight roommate Mitch as well as the staff and faculty of his school. Adams perseveres, however, even starting his own low-cost rural clinic called the Gesundheit Institute, and wooing a pretty fellow student, Carin . Tragedy strikes, and Adams' career is put in jeopardy, forcing him to defend his style and philosophy before a board of jurists determined to bar him from practicing medicine.
Though the film received negative views from the critics and Dr. Patch Adams himself (according to him, the film portrayed him merely as a funny doctor), composer Marc Shaiman was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Music Score. The film was also nominated two Golden Globe awards for Best Pictureand Best Actor (Robin Williams).
Establish your faith by watching The Other Side of Heaven. A 2001 film produced by Academy Award winner Gerald R. Molen and directed by Mitch Davis and stars Christopher Gorham (as John Groberg) and Anne Hathaway (as Jean Sabin).
A young man from Idaho finds himself in a beautiful but dangerous land in the South Pacific as he follows his faith and tries to spread it to others in this adventure-drama, based on a true story. In 1953, John Groberg is a 19-year-old student at Brigham Young University, whose greatest adventure in life had been to leave home to go to school in Utah. That all changes when Groberg accepts a missionary assignment in the Tonga Islands near Fiji; Groberg is instructed to "build a kingdom" and educate the natives about the Mormon faith, even though he knows little of their customs and nothing of their language. Leaving behind his sweetheart, Jean Sabin , Groberg arrives in Tonga and is quickly immersed in the native culture, and strives to teach the Tongans about the teachings of the Latter-Day Saints while trying to respect their cultural traditions and face the joys and struggles of primitive life in the South Pacific alongside them. Groberg makes a valuable ally in Feki (Joe Folau), a Tongan who becomes an avid follower of the Mormon faith, but he also finds his loyalty to Jean (with whom he's been maintaining a long-distance relationship through cards and letters) tested when a native girl makes her attraction to him quite clear. Based on the real John Groberg's memoir In the Eye of the Storm.
When you're kinda lost and you feel so alone, I say watch these kinds of movies. You will learn to appreciate what you have and how lucky you are :)