Thursday, February 16, 2023

Go On, Be Brave (2023) Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2023

 A portrait of Andrea Lytle Peet who was diagnosed with ALS. Given a 2 to 5 year life expectancy she decided to do one more triathlon and call it a life. And then while she waited to die she decided that instead of waiting she would participate in 50 marathons one in each state.

Portrait of a woman who decided to live rather than die.  Following Andrea as she makes a run for 50, we watch as she makes friends raises money and struggles to make it up that big hill. It's a glorious tale about what can happen if we all decide to go out there instead of waiting for the darkness to come get us.

I loved this film. Sure I could quibble about a few things in the film, but few films in the last few years reduced me to a blubbering mess repeatedly. Andrea may have problems but she is also very clearly and very loudly not going down without a fight. It's a joyous trip we all need to take because we all need to see that life is what we make of it.

One of thegreat discoveries of 2023, it is very recommended 

1 comment:

  1. 100%. “Life is so … temporary” … and yet so full of opportunity if we choose to find it. Wonderful movie and testament to the human spirit. Go On, Be Brave and watch this film. 💜