Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain ★★★★★

This is a perfect movie. It doesn’t get much more magical than this.

In my mind, Singin’ in the Rain is one of a very special few movies I consider to be life-affirming. It makes me happy to simply be alive. I had the opportunity to see this in a theater a few years ago, when I was at the lowest point I had ever been in my life (and thankfully I ever have been), struggling with very pervasive depression. I remember grinning, tears streaming down my face at the specific point in the title number where the music swells, the camera pulls out, and he just spins through the empty street. In that moment, I believed everything would be okay. In that moment, I was just so happy to be alive. It’s a moment I go back to a lot because it still has that same life-affirming impact on me in both good days and bad. It is pure magic- a good movie is one that makes you believe in the joys of living.

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