Saturday, May 8th
Happy Saturday ya’ll. I honestly have been in a whirlwind in this thing called life. Dealing with a lot of highs and lows, lots of reflection, lots of yoga. This tweet below sums up exactly how I feel.
remember that we all go thru shit. be kind.
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) May 9, 2021
Today was a Saturday if there ever was one. First of all, I haven’t been getting as much sleep… but smoking literally takes away my exhaustion — not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Started off with an interview with celebrity makeup artist Olivia Song, then knocked out some work. Then head to Beverly Hills for Hemper’s pool party. I literally caught the last 15 minutes, smh. It took me a whole hour to get there from downtown. LA traffic is back & I’m not here for it!
Tonight I got to hit the movies with my babygirl Valerie (ily Val!). We decided on Four Good Days, which she said would be a tear-jerker. I had no idea it would be this heavy! Off the rip, you see Mila Kunis on the screen playing a heroin addict who tries to get clean, and does everything in her power to ask her mom to take her back. The mom is played by Glenn Close who’s been in hella movies, but something about this film just made it… bland almost.
First off, I think it barely scratches the surface of the reality of an addict. It was honestly quite triggering for me. Seeing Molly (the main character played by Mila) have to detox brought me back to my own experiences withdrawing in rehab. I legit remember being in tears until 6am… in pain! That shit was no joke, and this movie didn’t portray those sentiments in the most positive light. It honestly left a bad taste in my mouth.
IMDB plot: A mother helps her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.
It wasn’t terrible, I just think it could have been way better. It was an hour 40 minutes, so pretty long. We were ready t0 cry lmao but also the ending was anti-climatic. We hit the 9:40pm showing at AMC Burbank Town Center 6, theater was empty minus us & a few others. I’m just geeked the movie theaters are back! My escape for real. I’d definitely recommend Mortal Kombat instead.