Reel FulfillmentTired of spending money for therapy and counseling? One psychologist recommends trips to the movie theater. In her new book Reel Fulfillment: A 12-Step Plan for Transforming Your Life through Movies, Maria Grace claims that watching movies can make you happy and content. Plus, you can have popcorn and Sno-Caps while you heal, which are not usually available in the therapist's office.

The Web site for the book claims that you can watch your favorite movies to improve your life. However, the author seems to assume your favorite movies will be heartwarming, triumph-of-the-human-spirit films like Titanic, Amelie, and Chocolat. Grace also mentions Million Dollar Baby and Sideways, neither of which I would consider inspirational, but perhaps it makes more sense if you read the book. Anyway, what happens if your favorite movies are Brazil, Some Like It Hot, and The Wild Bunch? Probably she sends you to a therapist anyway until you learn to embrace the joys of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
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