Saturday, September 04, 2010

"Get Low": The Futility of Self-atonement & the Need for Final Cleansing

Last evening Linda and I saw "Get Low" at The Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. It's a beautiful story about the futility of self-atonement and the need for forgiveness and redemption. Robert Duvall plays a real-life 1930s Tennessee hermit who plans his own funeral, which he attends while still alive. Duvall is an amazing actor. Bill Murray plays the sleazy undertaker, and Sissy Spacek plays the woman who is ambivalent about knowing the dark secret hidden in the old hermit's soul. We loved this movie!

Forgiveness and cleansing before one dies - we're all searching for it.