My family is watching Cast Away. I cannot join them. For me it’s not a movie about perseverance and overcoming the odds. For me its about being an island in a sea of humanity.
Cast Away hits me hard. For many years I felt like I was on a deserted island. That the movie ends in yet another form of isolation is what messes me up.
I’ve told my wife many times that “I’m going first”. This movie is a harbinger of how I’ll feel if I’m wrong about that.