Mercy (2009)

Interesting movie.  Christmas movie.  No big name actors in it, and the acting, the writing is excellent.  Lots of ideas raised about relationships as wrapped around the central characters, a womanizer whose reputation has now come to haunt him as he falls in love for the first time in his life.  It’s a crisis.  For he has never actually felt much with the denizens of women he bedded.  Nothing stood out.  Until now.

Intelligent and beautiful she has attracted both his body and mind.  And he now feels things he has never felt before.  And those feelings are making him feel awkward.  He admits to his friend that he has no idea what’s going on, but knows fully well the seriousness of what is happening, on the spiritual level.  Yet it gets him into trouble on the physical level, where he acts out against a bartender and ends up in a brawl, which his best friend rescues him from, and where he admits his confusion to him.

He goes back to his old haunt, the club, where he used to be in that scene of one night stands.  You see him sitting there, disinterested.  All his movements from now on stem from a feeling of emptiness, because of love.

Love can be scary.

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