#Maddie2017Challenge: Week 7

So to further be tinkering with the content of what I post here on Mondays, I think I’m going to just take a single photo and expand on it, instead of just trying to sum up my week altogether…

Aaron and I don’t really go to the movies very often — I’m more of a binge-13-seasons-of-a-TV-show-as-quickly-as-possible kinda girl — but my friends have talked aboutย Split, and I’ve seen people rave about it on social media, so we went to see it.

I honestly haven’t stopped thinking about it since we saw it!

James McAvoy is AMAZING. He has to play 23 different personalities in one “character”. His acting is absolutely phenomenal. In a few scenes he has to switch from one personality to the other, and you can just see it happening with his posture, his facial expression, etc. Absolutely ridiculous acting chops. I know they don’t tend to give out awards for “thrillers”, but holy hell, he deserves it for this one.

There was one scene in the movie that just made my stomach hurt… a flashback scene involving a hunting trip. I have never had anything like this affect me so much — and I’ve watched a lot of Law & Order: SVU — so I’m kind of shocked about it.

The “twist” at the end, I only saw coming because I had read about it on the internet… but if I hadn’t known about it beforehand, I don’t think I would have appreciated it as much. Without giving too much away, you think you’re going in for a psychological thriller, but then it turns out… it was a film for a different genre the whole time!

If you haven’t seen M. Night’s Unbreakable, you should definitely watch it before this movie. I hadn’t seen it, but Aaron and I watched it over the weekend (after having seen Split). It will definitely help you appreciate one of the last scenes in Split, but if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re not completely confused as to what’s going on in Split.

Other things I did this week: Spent some amazing time at home, hung out with my old coworker Melissa, and baby-sat my niece Emma, who I haven’t hung out with in a while.

Until next week!

3 thoughts on “#Maddie2017Challenge: Week 7

  1. We watched Split, too. But it was on a Tuesday, for a discount. lol. It kinda intrigued me because we don’t actually see that case often. Maybe in psych wards/facilities, but even in college, nah. More than 20 personalities just blow my mind! By the way, I loved Alamo Drafthouse cinema! It has a very unique vibe inside. Tried their rootbeer with vanilla ice cream, it was so good! And what’s with the posters and black and white teasers? Is it really like that?


    • There’s actually some people that think Dissociate Identity Disorder (DID, or what they call “multiple personality disorder” MPD now) isn’t “real”. I mean, in my psych clinicals, I never encountered anyone with these issues… and most of what laypeople think are symptoms of DID is actually just your regular run-of-the-mill schizophrenia. I think DID is weirdly portrayed in media so frequently that its actual prevalence is definitely over-estimated.

      The movie just made me think of one episode of Law & Order: SVU with Cynthia Nixon (Miranda from Sex and the City) where she portrays a criminal/victim with DID… too good!

      Alamo Drafthouse DOES play all these cool things in the trailers. Like, I went to see “True Grit” with my dad and they played snippets of all these old Wild West films beforehand. Orrrr when the Dark Knight Returns came out, they played all these old-school Batman comics and cartoons beforehand!


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