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30 days movie challenge day 1: Your favorite movie

Joeyz posted this 30 days movie challenge yesterday. Interested, I took the challenge. So it means that this whole month I will publish a daily post according to this list below.


However I will write and publish other posts as well. Some of the days there would be two posts. To those who’d find it too much, you have been warned!

First day of the challenge is favourite movie. I have a number of favourite movies. It is hard to choose one but finally I picked The Shawshank Redemption.

This is a very touching drama about betrayal, friendship, payback and perseverance. It is based on Stephen King’s book Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.

It is 1947. A banker, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to prison after the murder of his wife and her lover. Despite him pleading innocence Dufresne is sent to Shawshank jail for life. There he meets Red (Morgan Freeman) who has been jailed for life to. A beautiful and bonding friendship starts.

With his skill as a banker Dufresne helps the corrupt penitentiary director with money laundrying. As a reward the director opens a library for the prisoners. Dufresne teaches some of them how to read and write.

One day Dufresne receives a huge Rita Hayworth poster. FYI; Rita Hayworth was a famous movie star back then. Dufresne puts this on his cell wall. Later on this poster turns out to be his ticket for a free life. Dufresne digs a tunnel and hide it behind the poster. One night, he triumpanthly escapes. Using the corrupt director’s money, Dufresne chases his dreams in Mexico. A few years later on his buddy, Red, is released. He chases Dufresne to Zihuatanejo, a little fishers village in Mexican coast. These two best friends are then reunited.

The movie depicts the prison life so naturally. The cast is very well done. The actors perform impeccable. Nothing is too much in this movie.

And the story itself. From the very beginning audience knows Dufresne is innocent. At the end it doesn’t feel wrong that he escapes and takes the money with him. You just sympathize with Dufresne and feel he deserves it.

Ah, go see this movie if you haven’t. You won’t be disappointed.


34 thoughts on “30 days movie challenge day 1: Your favorite movie

  1. Yeayyyy asikk akhirnya ikutan ya mba yo.. ada temen deh aku. Postinganku ntar malem deh..btw aku juga bakal tetep ada postingan lain selain challenge ini..

  2. My fave movie as well. Cerita mengenal film ini cukup unik, yaitu pas mata kuliah Sejarah Pemikiran Ekonomi pas S1 dulu. Kalo nggak salah waktu itu di bukunya ada kata ‘redemption’ dan si ibu dosen cerita ttg film ini hehe.. Baguuus bgt. Ceritanya nggak biasa.

  3. I love this movie and the actors too. For some reason, I love movies with prison setting. Ceritanya unik but yet it is very redeeming.

    • It is. There are so many life lessons in the story without being patronizing. That is an achievement for the writer. I have many fave films but The Shawshank Redemption is on the top of the list.

  4. Wah ini juga salah satu film favorit saya.
    Uniknya, diangkat dari salah satu novel Stephen King yg bukan bertema horror/thriller (jarang Stephen King nulis yang genrenya non-horror), dan berhasil dieksekusi ama si sutradara jadi film yg keren.

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