If you're in the market for a good movie, do NOT go see The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Lemme put it to you this way: If I were The Devil, I would have much more important members of the human race to torment than one 19-year-old hick with "potential." You know, like maybe toy with the mind of the guy with his finger on the big red doomsday button. Or something. 'Cause The Devil's lack of inspired creativity in this film gives Him a bad name. *bleh*
I felt like the film was deliberately advancing a notion of the "possibility" of the spiritual. Sort of like all those scientific creationists oh excuse me intelligent designers who tell the American public with absolute seriousness that it is "possible." Sure. And it's equally possible that I'm the only person in the entirety of the universe and that all the rest of you out there are just figments of my overactive imagination. Why don't they teach that in science class? Huh?
Not to mention that, no matter which way I turn it around in my head, they WERE in fact being negligent. Okay, so she wasn't eating (anything besides random insects, apparently). The solution is not, when someone is starving themselves to death, "Emily, please eat!" The solution is hospitalization and force-feeding. That's right. For all we know, that's why God created the man who invented feeding tubes.
Speaking of force-feeding, I also had the delicious opportunity to watch the documentary Supersize Me! this evening. Though I think the principal bellyaches (excuse the pun) about his phantom chest pain a bit too loudly--Dude, it was gas!--the film was quite compelling nonetheless. The suggestion they make that McDonalds markets itself to kids for the same reason that cigarette companies marketed to kids, Get 'em while they're young!, was especially believable. This was as good a docudrama as a Michael Moore flick. The golden arches really do cast a long, sinister shadow, and it makes you never want to eat fast food again. *chuckles* I'm proud to say that I cannot even remember the last time that I ate McDonalds food.