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November 18, 2005

Cocoon - 6

Apparently everyone besides me has seen this film in their youth. It is an interesting take on the idea of extra terrestrial life, one of the few that has aliens that are not trying to annihilate everyone. This film was directed by Ron Howard in 1985, but why am I telling you this, you've already seen it, I'm the one whose waited (rather was ignorant of) 20 years to see this. I liked how this film used an old age home in order to show people making wise and hard decisions because of long life experience. Overall a unique story that does a good job of making the discussion of aging and death more real and does it in a way that isn't depressing but hopeful.

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