Robi and I went to a movie a few nights ago entitled “Get Low.” It’s a bit of an Indie film starring Robert Duval.
The story revolves around the character Duval plays who happens to be a recluse. What he wants is a funeral, but not your normal funeral. He want to have one before he dies. Something that many of us might want…to be spotlighted before we stop breathing. The problem, however, is he can’t find anybody to talk at the funeral–at least positively. He has been a crotchety old geezer for too long…or so it seems.
Without giving away the powerful center of the movie, let me say that there are incredibly powerful themes about shame, guilt and restitution and finally forgiveness. When the movie ended Robi and I sat in utter silence because we were so moved. It is definitely worth watching and has astonishingly redemptive accents.
Go check it out!