Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal ★★★★

This shit was heartbreaking. I couldn’t help but relate to the main character, Ruben. The desperation specifically. Trying so hard to hold on to what his life was like before, grasping at straws and looking for any way to go back and when he finally realizes that everything he can do won’t even come close to making things how used to be, I couldn’t help but sob.

My father told me the other day that we have bad ears, and that I get that from him. Something to do with our sinuses. We always feel foggy and stuffed up and this past year, as I’ve been struggling to sing more, I’ve tried to fix it, without knowing it’s a genetic thing. Maybe instead of fixing it I should accept it more as something that makes me special?  Or maybe I should worry about more than just music? Because right now if I went deaf, I don’t know what I’d have left. And just like Ruben I’d be desperate again.

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