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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother.
This film reminded me that I am human , I do feel ... perhaps too much .
It's a modern day ponochiio (spelt wrong) story.
You will most likely heard of it but in a nutshell -
A series of books with ‘stories that demonstrate the best qualities we share as human beings: compassion, grace, forgiveness, generosity, faith’ and yes; empathy too. The books give vivid examples of what people are willing to do for others (for complete strangers even).
"I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while, and that's the truth, the whole truth." This is the first line hook from a whopper of a book.
In this movie, Lars, is a painfully shy young man who lives what appears to most to be a sad and lonely life. He holds a mundane office job, and lives in a small cabin in the back of his family's home.
One of the School of Life series, this is a great introduction to a French philosopher, Henri Bergson. He's not someone I'd heard of, although he was a contemporary of William James.
Starring Cher and featuring a brilliant young actor coping with extraordinary physical differences.