It is said that those who love at first sight are traitors at every glance and while Closer is mostly about betrayal and manipulation, it also raises an important question: Why isn't love enough? "Don't say it! Don't you fucking say you're too good for me. I am, but don't say it."
Mr. Nobody is an utterly beautiful story that questions randomness and a genuinely mind blowing experience revolving around the notion of choice and the importance or futility of decisions. "As long as you don't choose, everything remains possible. In chess, it's called Zugzwang... when the only viable move... is not to move."
The Reader tells a story of love and loyalty, but most of all it is a metaphor designed to help us gain a better understanding of the Holocaust. When Hitler came to power, Germany had the highest literacy rate in Europe. However, Hanna's illiteracy represents the ignorance that allowed ordinary people to commit atrocities. She is a personification of the German people's inability to "read" the signs that mass murder was being done in their name. "How wrong can you be?"
The Bucket List is not so much about all the magnificent things that two cancer patients manage to do before they die, as it is about the fact that they somehow manage do them together. "I know that when he died, his eyes were closed and his heart was open. And I'm pretty sure he was happy with his final resting place, because he was buried on the mountain. And that was against the law."
An epic adventure about loyalty, courage and the power that resides in the smallest of things."There is a seed of courage hidden (often deeply, it is true) in the heart of the fattest and most timid hobbit, waiting for some final and desperate danger to make it grow."