Let It Ride
My mother loves Richard Dreyfuss. I’m always like, “Ugh! That guy! I can’t stand that guy.” Then we watch one of his movies and I love it, and I love him in it. I’ve finally managed to form the habit of reminding myself that, no, I do not dislike Richard Dreyfuss, I love Richard Dreyfuss. Why I have this visceral reaction against him, I do not know, since I love everything I’ve ever seen him in.
Let It Ride is totally one of my favorite movies. It’s one of those “sad sack” movies, where a little nothing of a guy, kind of a screw-up, is the lead character. You identify with him because he’s just a guy. You know he’s riding for a fall, because that’s what happens to guys like him. But there’ll be kind of a bittersweet thing, you expect, that’ll help him deal with the fact that Fate kicked him in the can again, just like it always does.
Lemme tell you sumpin: Watch this movie.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character grudgingly changes his or her opinion about something or someone.