so anyone who has been around me for more than 5 minutes knows the huge crush i have on joseph gordon-levitt.
let me put up another picture since it is my blog and i can do whatever i want.
well ok, he is much more than a pretty face.
he chooses roles that actually mean something.
manic changed my life.
this is the plot line according to internet movie database:
Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution. Several other youths are there with a variety of serious problems. Lyle interacts with other patients and staff on a human, and sometimes not so human level. The psychological problems of the patients also forms the fabric by which we see what's right with them, and what's wrong with the society that affects them.
until i saw this movie, i thought being in a mental hospital meant what hollywood made it out to be. like, girl, interrupted and one flew over the cucu's nest.
but when i went into one, it was nothing like that.
upon seeing this movie after i was discharged, i didn't feel so alone.
i understood what every single one of these people were going through. whether it was me personally or someone i met while i was there, everything was covered in this movie.
and joseph's acting is infallible.
mysterious skin is even more intense than the former.
although i cannot relate as much, seeing as how it mainly deals with homosexuality, i still find a way to connect.
i know what it's like when a moment in your life haunts you for days, months, years..and that is what this movie is about.
we all deal with traumas differently.
the two boys in this movie are both dealing with a certain event that happened during their childhood.
one can't remember. his mind subconsciously blocked it all out.
the other was forever scarred and it changed his life dramatically.
it is a very hard movie to watch because it is so graphic.
but after you do, you will never be the same.
he also started a website.
basically, it is a place where people can simply express themselves.
whether it be through pictures, or short films, or writing.
he has posted numerous videos with heart.
the website is the epitome of the word "art."
you should check it out.
and these, among countless others, are reasons why joseph gordon-levitt changed my life.
and i will forever love him.