The Exploding Girl

I hope you guys like my new little header! I wasn't really planning on changing stuff up like that and I blame my spontaneity on a long day of driving + a dinner of cookie dough. But I've been feeling a bit restless with the old blog look. I rarely change it and it's stayed pretty much the same since I started it. What can I say, I'm a creature of habit. I keep opening up my blog trying to get use to seeing the new header! Haha. I'll probably do a bit of tweaking here and there, I'm not sure if I'm totally done with it, but for now I'm pretty pleased!

I was in the mood for a movie the other night and so I browsed around on netflix instant looking for something that looked suitable for my mood. I always like scrolling through the indie films because those ones seem to be more interesting to me than most mainstream films, though it is hit and miss sometimes. There are some really bizarre indie films out there. But I stumbled across the film The Exploding Girl and the description sounded good so I thought I'd give it a go. I really enjoyed it. I felt like way the film was shot plus the acting and dialogue made the film feel very real. Like, I felt like I could identify very much with the situations in the film. I have felt the feelings the main character goes through, been where she is at throughout the film. It was a raw, but lovely film about these young people experiencing things that pretty much all young people experience. Very genuine.

It's pretty low key, but that's what I love about a lot of indie films. They don't need the big Hollywood flash and bang to hold your attention. It's all about real human interaction and zooming in on that intimacy, capturing it in a beautiful way. Anyway, I would recommend the film. Not if you're in the mood for something energetic or Hollywood-y, but ... say if you were in the mood to listen to Bon Iver, but wanted to watch a movie instead, I would say watch The Exploding Girl. Also, I thought the main character looked a lot like Rebecca from The Clothes Horse, and she dressed really cute as well!