I recently watched a movie staring Hugh Grant, “The Rewrite”. In this tepid romantic comedy, Hugh plays an aging screenwriter who had one hit movie under his belt. Everything he wrote thereafter was a complete failure. So naturally, the production company sends him off to a university to teach a screen writing class. Those who can’t do, teach—right?
He’s very upset about this and treats the job as if it’s a joke. Luckily, hottie Marisa Tomei is in the movie as a single mom, now college student who takes his class and ultimately teaches Hugh life lessons—totally unpredictable.
Luckily for Hugh and Marisa, this blog is not a movie review. I usually love everything he does and I adore her. Unfortunately, this movie was boring, and fell short in so many areas—especially with the onscreen chemistry between them.
Ok, I lied, I reviewed it. 2 1/2 stars.
In the movie Marisa works in the university book store. She introduces Hugh to a book entitled, “Late Bloomers”.
The book is about seventy-five individuals who had or were recognized for achievements later in their life.
This really caught my attention—much more than the boring ass movie did. Simply because I feel like I’m a late bloomer, and I feel like there are a TON of us out there—especially us squirrels.
Research has shown individuals with ADHD have the brain activity of a much younger child without the condition. Which made me think. I wondered how many individuals in the book have ADHD. I will definitely be purchasing the book to find out!
The idea of the book also made me feel more secure with myself. I wrote my first book at 41 years old. I’m just now realizing what I enjoy and what I want out of life. I’ve been feeling like a failure because it has taken me so long to get what I’ve always wanted, but just never had the focus to attain until now.
So, this blog is dedicated to all of us late bloomers. To all of us who didn’t mature until much later in life. To all of us with the souls of twelve year-olds. To all of us who woke up one day and decided to be responsible. We aren’t failures, we’re just late bloomers—let’s own that. Just like the saying goes…better late than never.