Little Freedom for Little Miss Sunshine

So Tom Cruise almost fell from every possible place in his latest film. And I completely fell for him.

After this statement, one must think that it was the first time I watched him in a cinema. Well, it was other way around. It was the first time I saw any cinema. In the twenty years of my life I had never been to a cinema. Some people might find it funny or unlucky, I like to call it life. Because sometimes the most ordinary things in life take the longest time to happen.

When my parents were young there were five cinemas in our town. By the time, I grew up all of them vanished under the rubble of economic crisis. So I always dreamed of going to cinema. Yes I did dream about it.

My mum lives in a very small town in the most underdeveloped part of Malaysia (even that is far more developed than my city). There was a cinema close by our home. I walked to the cinema, got tickets for myself and enjoyed every second of the movie.

I just realized how much I love to walk around the city (especially without any male companion with me). In Pakistan, I always have some male company with me. After that experience, I am just so annoyed with this male help that is forcibly being offered to me. Sometimes, I want to snap back at my dad and say “Excuse me sir, I can take care of myself”.

What truly empowers women is the little freedoms society offers them. Like a simple walk, freedom to choose their own clothing, choose their own friends, beliefs, careers, lovers and leaders.

A society reaches their step by step. But the first step is always the walk.

Once you have taken a step the direction becomes your choice.

In my case, I chose to walk to a dark place where a handsome man awaited me. I like to put it this way rather than saying I went to watch Mission Impossible: Fallout.

At the end of film, I wanted to stand up and clap for Tom Cruise. The film was well-directed, script was well written and Tom Cruise was just brilliant.

Imagine going to cinema for the first time and watching a film like this. I was completely blown away. Three hours in cinema felt like three minutes. Only if I could feel the same in my college too.

-littlemissunshine

 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sakshi says:

    Little joys of life ……..😊🤗

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  2. Andrea says:

    Must have been a magical moment!
    But I must have 10 years old.

    A lot of people look weird at me when I say that before I started driving school (I was 22) I have only been 10 times or so in a car.
    My parents never had a car, so yup.

    As for college, my main motivation was that I wanted to finish as soon as possible!
    What do you study?

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    1. It was a magical movement.
      Well I know a lot of woman who don’t know how to drive. And yes, who have never been in a car. So it works for them.
      I am a medical student.

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  3. Isabelle says:

    This is lovely littlemisssunshine! The whole cinema experience, your reflections. You have your whole life ahead of you, you’re young and you’re excellent, I can see it from your writing. Wishing you best luck with your college life!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am completely flattered.
      Yes I need a lot of luck for my college life.

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  4. Nice one Dear. Have fun😄

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  5. Just_Me :) says:

    I remember the first time I’ve been to a cinema alone, it was so cool! And so nice to know about your experience! It’s a very fun thing to do alone more so if the movie turns out to be great! Like MI! I watched it as well two weeks ago while on vacation and I loved it!

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    1. You are so right. MI is the perfect film for vacations. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience.

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  6. Sophia Ismaa says:

    Watching a film at home by yourself just doesn’t compare to watching in the cinema. I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it’s everyone getting together, the big screen, cinema food (expensive though it is), higher volume… altogether, it makes for a magical experience.

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    1. You are so right. Everything is bigger in cinema therefore it creates a bigger effect.

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