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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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7 Great Movies about the Nature of Happiness and Love.

April 23rd, 2016

Episode 254 of 401 episodes

I love making lists, and here’s a list of seven of my favorite movies about happiness. They don’t necessarily make me feel light-hearted, but they’ve all inspired me to think deeply about the nature of happiness and love. As I look at my choices, I see to my surprise that as a group, they’re a bit strange. And also quite R-rated. Happiness and…the porn industry? Happiness and…strangers beating each other up? And yet I think that each of these movies is very transcendent, in its own way. Junebug — a haunting movie about the deep mysteries of family; what we know about each other; how we show love and respect for each other Saturday Night Fever –– the disco music is better than I remembered, and the movie is also about sharing a passion with another person, and the bonds that can create All That Jazz — I talk about my crazy love for this movie in episode 57 of the podcast Boogie Nights — true, this movie takes place in the porn industry, but it’s also a movie that makes me think about friendship, work, and how we find out path in the world The post 7 Great Movies about the Nature of Happiness and Love. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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