Friday, December 5, 2008

On the movie Simon Birch

Simon Birch is a movie about a 12-year-old boy who has a growth problem. Because of this condition his playmates and other kids outgrew him making him the favorite topic of ridicule. Also, because of his case he was often insulted by the elderly people in his church. Telling him that God probably has no plans for him because of his said predicament. Through these all, he has his friend Joe who became loyal to him despite what others think of Simon.
Also, despite of others degrading him (Simon), he believed that he had a purpose. He believed that God has plans for his little self.

The theme of the movie is trust and loyalty. Trust in God, trust that no matter what you look like, you think like, you say, God has wonderful plans for you. Trust in Joe that he will remain his friend against any digrace and misfortune. Trust in himself that he can be anything he wants to be despite his shortcomings. Loyalty to God, that he will be giving back anything God has given and is going to give. Loyalty in their friendship, a friendship that is one of the greatest thing this world could offer, one of the most beautiful gifts God can give.