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Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Spurs, The Cowboys, The Eagles and the Movie

Silver Linings Playbook was a good movie to see around this time of year when the San Antonio Spurs are performing their annual ritual of teasing the city with playoff action that has many fans battling something bordering mental illness. 

The film, which deals in a small way with mental health, and touches on our culture's tendency to solve all problems with medication, depicts in an amazingly tender and rare way how fathers and sons treat each other, resemble each other and love each other.

In the film I learned about the value and nature of sports, the passion and emotion that we are allowed to express through our surrogate sports persona-avatars. The steam we are allowed to vent with their wins and losses. 

You have got to give credit to an award-winning movie about ballroom dancing and football. That's a movie for everybody. The love story's ballroom contest is itself a contender for the funniest dance move in cinema history.

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