Tell you what... move that ironing board into the living room or where your TV is and watch the movie as you iron your clothes! That's exactly what I did. I've a trip to catch so there are 6 days of attire I've to pack. Sunset Limited doesn't have much prop to the film, just 2 old guys talking about God and religion, etc... If you like debates, you'd probably love this movie.
I may have talked about the very same topic with my younger sis and in our living room but that's when I've nothing better to do in my life. So, IF you've nothing exciting out there to do or see, this may be the movie for you to play on your dvd player. Otherwise, I do believe there are other more interesting distractions!
I'm not saying the movie is not good. I'm saying they are debating on something that no one has a clear answer! Just lots of personal belief! Trying to save someone from committing suicide is not a job you'd like to take on, unless you believe it's God's ordain task for you. I have known and talked to people with that tendency and I know my own limitations rather than the ability to associate or understand why they want to do what they had put their minds to. The only way one could possibly divert the other person's intention is to find the meaning of life for that person. I believe people ends their life when it no longer means anything to them to be alive or when it is too painful to live on, ie. with physical or emotional pains.
Psychology teaches us that we respond to the pleasure vs pain stimuli and that with pain, unless a person can find something pleasurable to circumvent that suffering (like working in a demoralizing job but taking home the pay that will educate your lovely children), people has the innate instinct to try to end the pain. Sometimes, not having anything exciting to live for (may not be painful but very boring and dull the senses to the extent the person feel dead) may also sparks the "desire" to end it all.
So, two old men trying to argue about the live or die theme with one trying to convince the other not to. Trying to save someone or the world is not a task for everyone. Unless you truly know what you are into, chances are you're going to feel a sense of failure quite often. People who are depressed need more than just talks to get them out of that suicide mode!
To be totally honest, I wasn’t exactly planning on reviewing anything tonight. I thought I needed a break and I was a little tired from all the things I had to deal with last week. Well, here I was relaxing and I was just surfing with my cable remote; curious what would be on HBO. (I have to say HBO is almost always great on Sundays) and I came across the made for HBO TV movie called “Sunset Limited” that stars Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones; arguably two of the most accomplished … more
What a powerful and emerging film that depicts the two opposing sides of this universe. I was really surprised by the quality of this "little" film. This isn't a movie about two people talking in a room about random stuff. This isn't a film about two life-travelers that engage in an ongoing argument about the human condition. This is a film about the quality of life. Not the meaning of it but the quality. The details in it's design. The true valor's … more