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Review: The Counselor

Okay so this is a first, and I am by no means a professional at reviewing anything so this need not be taken seriously.

I recently went to watch “The Counselor”, my first attraction to the movie was… Cameron Diaz and the rest of the well know cast (Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem) Javier, yum. And a very well laid out movie preview of Cameron, looking sexy (in most scenes), some flashy cars and jewelry and of course the story line which is about a drug deal that inevitably goes bad.

In the opening scene, Michael and Penélope talk dirty to each other between the sheets. It’s erotic, really… if you’re not thinking about the awkwardness of the squirming couple seated next to, or behind you. And you’re most likely to be squirming yourself too…

Michael plays the main role; no one calls him anything except “Counselor” throughout the movie. He signs on to expedite the importing of cocaine from Colombia to Chicago in a septic-tank truck. Something he knows nothing about.

The Counselor is soon in over his head in this deal. Westray, a middleman played by a bemused Brad Pitt, sets him straight: “You think you can live in this world and not be a part of it?” Guess not. When the deal goes bad, a panicked Counselor turns to the deal fixer Reiner (Javier) to save him from cartel’s vengeance. But Reiner has his own problems… His crazy chick, Malkina (Cameron).

Reiner recounts a long, descriptive story  to the “Counselor” about how Malkina “who once fucked his Ferrari”. Then the film shows her doing it… “It was too gynecological to be sexy,” says Reiner.

Cameron

This is not too far from the truth either. I was repulsed, it’s really not erotic at all.

The rest of the movie loads on beatings, killings and horrific decapitations punctuated by conversations about morality.

I have heard that there are a lot of people that have actually enjoyed the movie, personally I didn’t. I would rate it a 4/10, if even.

The Counselor

It’s all going to be about me…

I’ve decided that I am going to be selfish and start concentrating on myself. What I want, what I need, what I feel and the type of people that I should be surrounding myself with. I need to figure out my own direction in life, focusing on my interests, and what makes me happy. I can’t live off what I think I need, especially if I’m going to look for it from other people or try find it from my job.

I need a sense of my own self-satisfaction. I need to be more confident in the person that I am. I love reading, I love music, I love going to the movies, I love exploring, I love learning new things, I love people and I love my family.

Here is the big one, I’m not going to freak out over men, not worry every second about not having one, nor am I going to read into everything they say or do. I do not a need a boyfriend to define me. I just need me. I am the person who I want to be at this point in my life. I need to stop worrying about what others’ might be thinking of me. People notice me a lot less than I think, which also scares me because I worry about being invisible and irrelevant, I love being noticed for the positive. I also need to realize that it is okay to not always be happy and to allow the tears to roll when they need to.

Life doesn’t always turn out exactly how you plan it, but that is okay. Things change all the time. Jobs change, careers change, people change and I am constantly changing. It’s called life. A man won’t like me just because I want him to, nor will someone who is just looking for an easy hookup miraculously want a girlfriend, especially in such a scenario.

While I’m still trying to figure out what will help to fill the void that I have been feeling for the last couple of months, I am going to try relax more and do the things that bring me pleasure while making sure I become a well adjusted adult, this includes with starting by ticking things off my Bucket List. Patience…, something I am not gifted with, that’s all I need.

Dear Minions…

Watched the cutest ever animation for the second time last night – Despicable me!

My absolute favourite parts –

Agnes: It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!

Gru :You will not cry, or whine, or laugh, or giggle, or sneeze, or barf, or fart.  So no, no, no annoying sounds, alright?

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