Think of all the books you read, or movies you saw, and write a review of your favorite (or favorites).
Recently someone recommended to me that I see “Billy Elliot“. The person who recommended this movie usually recommends movies that are very good. So I decided to get “Billy Elliot”.
I put the movie on, and Lord and behold, it’s a British movie. No insult to the English, but every time I’ve seen an English movie, I almost fall asleep. They usually speak very slowly, and pronunciation is perfect. And I thought to myself, oh, God, why an English movie?
For the first ten minutes, I thought that this was a movie I probably would not finish. But as time went on, I was on the edge of my seat looking forward to what was going to happen next.
The movie takes place in England in the year 1984-1985. It is about an English boy, Billy, who’s taken by his father to a boxing gym to be taught how to become a fighter. Billy has no interest in learning to fight, but he goes to the gym to please his father. One day when he enters the gym, there is a ballet class going on next to the gym. Billy watches the dancers and becomes intrigued with ballet dancing. So instead of going to the gym, he spends all his time watching the dancers. He spends so much watching the dancers, he’s asked if he would like to join the group. He decides he wants to learn to dance. He does not tell his father about the dancing lessons. He tells his father he’s still going to the gym.
This is where the story gets interesting. He has to hide the fact that he’s dancing from his father, because he knows his father and brother would not be happy with his dancing.
While Billy’s off dancing, his father and brother are on strike. They’re both miners, and the mine in which they work is going out of business.
But I won’t go into more detail, but it’s a movie you should definitely see. I highly recommend it. I went from not wanting to see it to recommending it; that’s how good it is. If you’re a woman, you’ll definitely need some tissues to wipe away the tears. And if you’re a man, the son/father relationship will make you think about what’s important in life. Run to get the video.
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