In Sand Up To My Ears

Having spent the weekend with George and everyone that came to town for his celebration, I was an emotional basket-case.  I was riding a freaking tidal wave of emotions on the last day of my visit.

To have those fragile emotions rattled around like dice in a cup, then tossed out, one by one, into a coffin with Paul Conroy, was just a little too much for me to handle.

Confusion, terror, claustrophobia, panic, rage, humor, fear, logic, anger, sadness, dishonesty, love, hope, despair, surrender, honesty, survival, wit, limit, compassion, regret, surprise, encouragement.

Those are some of the things I felt and thought as I watched ‘Buried‘.  I could not believe how intense the movie was, and how my emotions were pulled from one thing to another, all inside a tiny coffin buried under a few feet of sand.  I was exhausted by the ending and cried at least 4 times.

I don’t want to give much away, as I’m hoping you’ll go see it.  It was well worth the ticket price and time spent.  Just be sure to go in strong, otherwise you’ll be a complete wreck coming out.

Buried was written by Kerri’s husband, Chris Sparling, which gave me good reason to like the movie.  In all honesty, I probably wouldn’t have gone to see it without that link.  I just don’t go to a lot of movies these days.  I’m mostly jobless, remember?

It was very special for me to be able to go with George to watch Chris’s movie, and the movie itself lived up to, and well beyond, my expectations for such a special event.

Dear Sparling family, just how much creativity is allowed in a single household anyway?

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8 thoughts on “In Sand Up To My Ears

  1. I WISH I had known to go in strong……I was totally WRUNG OUT by the end! We went and got drinks after to soothe our frayed nerves. I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way!

  2. I’m definitely looking forward to going. I’d totally go this weekend, but Jason is at a training, so I might have to drag him out for a school night date next week. Worst case scenario is we’ll see it the following weekend though. I’ll probably be the last one to catch it in the DOC!

  3. Nice!! Buried opens in Halifax tomorrow night, so I can not wait to go and see it……I am calling my movie group as we speak 🙂 Thanks for the No-D-Day note!
    Cheers
    Drea

  4. I’m feeling restricted just thinking about being trapped in a box.
    I got stuck in an elevator alone once for about 5 minutes. Longest 5 minutes of my life. I had on a dress and a big hat (I was at a Kentucky Derby party) and I couldn’t figure out how in the heck I was going to hoist myself up and through the top of the elevator like you see in movies…though I didn’t know what my move after that would be!

  5. LOL! I can’t wait to go see it myself. I *love* this kind of movie 🙂
    Now a movie with Scotty and Ninjabetic trapped in a coffin…THAT would be something…!

  6. “Dear Sparling family, just how much creativity is allowed in a single household anyway?” This made me LOL!!!
    I’m trying to find out if it’s playing by us this weekend since I really want to see it!

  7. Wow – what a great review! I’m now looking even more forward to seeing it. Sounds like I shouldn’t bring the kids though, 😉 I’m glad you had an enjoyable visit.