Price: $3.99 to rent. 14.99 to buy.
Robin Williams’ passing has inspired me to re-watch a movie that I keep very close to my heart.
Besides starring in Aladdin and Hook, which are two movies that I grew up on, Robin Williams’ performance in Dead Poet’s Society was pretty much life changing for me.
I was 17 years old, overweight (if we are being totally honest here) and in my high school literature class when my teacher explained the importance of watching Dead Poet’s Society – not only for a literature lesson, but in life.
Seriously guys, I sobbed in the middle of my English class. I mean, thankfully it was an all girl’s school so 95% of the class was crying, but the movie is so moving that I promise you will shed a tear or two (or 633, in my case).
The message of the movie can be found in Robin Williams’ (who plays Mr. Keatings) quote: “Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary”. At that point in my life, the only thing I was “seizing” was my food and my family’s internet bandwidth spending 18 hours a day on AIM. I was so fascinated with the characters that found their different passions and threw their whole lives into it.
I really try and take Mr. Keating’s (Robin) lessons into everyday life. There are few movies that have so many powerful messages in it so PLEASE go watch this movie (or rewatch) this weekend. It is always an eye opener.
Ok now that I am crying, again, I will go back to work.