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After having wasted over two hours of my life in a cinema on Saturday, mindlessly gorging on popcorn and expectantly waiting for the two Tributes from District 12 to be announced the winners of the Hunger Games (ok, to be fair, I did think the costume designs were fantastic), I wasn’t prepared to step foot into another cinema this week. However, I couldn’t decline an invitation (who can resist a freebie?) to see Sean Penn in goth garb at the Sydney premiere of “This Must Be The Place” – directed by Paolo Sorrentino – last night.

Of course, Penn was brilliant as the lead, Cheyenne (a retired goth rock star who embarks on an eye-opening journey after the death of his estranged father), and Frances McDormand was absolutely charming as his wife. The David Byrne-heavy soundtrack, too, was so brilliant that I am considering getting it on CD (I cannot remember the last time I purchased a physical CD – do they even sell them anymore?). But this is not a film review (there are plenty out there if you’re interested). I just wanted to mention a great quote that Cheyenne says in response to a waitress at a roadside restaurant who apologises for his overcooked burger by saying “that’s life”. Cheyenne says:

“You know what the problem is Rachel? Without realising it, we go from an age where we say “my life will be that” to an age where we say “that’s life” …”

Compelling. Inspiring.

Sending you fabulous Wednesday nothings and hoping you do one thing today, towards shaping your own life.