There is so much to unpack as to why this film is so impactful to me. I am very much in love with the feeling a movie gives me. Most of my favorite movies are coming of age films that make me feel like a kid again. This film does that, but in a very different way. Over the course of my life, I have watched this movie only 10~ times; which isn’t a ton. This isn’t an adventure I can constantly return to; it’s an adventure that reframes my mindset on life each time I watch it.
Sometimes I laugh throughout the movie; sometimes I cry. There has been times I have simply looked at the screen with a blank stare and wondered why I am watching this again. Every single time I have watch it, I walk away with a different view on life. This changes over time as I grow up and experience more of life. The key to this movie is how the story makes you feel like a kid with endless opportunities, then rips it all away in the blink of an eye.