Leaving Normal (1992)


If this movie can teach us anything in historiological terms, it’s that the world was more naive in 1992. That’s only 20 years ago, but it seems further away. What it can teach us in spiritual terms is that all the doom and gloom of the current time cannot kill the spirit that connects with the greater good to find a way forward, and the piece of mind to be at peace with struggle. Meg Tilly’s performance captures a highly emotional quixotic eagerness for wanderlust that is nonetheless tempered by a quiet, nervous optimism for finding heart and home.

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