Saw the movie The Soloist yesterday, and since I rarely go to the movies - just not much out there I really find worthy of a $10 ticket - I was excited to have the opportunity to see this movie on opening day.
I've been waiting for this movie to hit theaters, and it did NOT disappoint in the least bit... I was drawn in like a fish on a hook from the get-go. The Soloist ran deep from beginning to end. Every scene continued the unfolding of a story that was told via a well-written script, two incredible actors and a director with an eye for brilliance.
I am so enamored with the way this movie was shot. The music was brought alive through soaring shots of Los Angeles and the tripping of lights-fantastic; and I left the theater two hours later feeling as if I personally knew Steve Lopez and Nathaniel Ayers.
I also left the comfort of my high-backed movie seat with one profound message overwhelming my heart:
Each and Every person, no matter how significant he or she may or may not appear to society, is a Human Being and is WORTHY of just being LOVED and BE-FRIENDED for who he or she is! It is not our job to change people... it is simply our job to L-O-V-E them right where they are.
I cannot wait to see The Soloist again, not only for its pure artistry but, most importantly, for the story of unfiltered humanity for which it barrages its audience.