Throwback Thursday-The Mask (1994)

Masks are simple, but deceptive items. Masks represent who we want the world to see, not the person inside of us.

In the 1994 film The Mask, Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) is a nice guy. He is so nice that he lets everyone walk all over him.  On what he thinks is the lowest day of his life, Stanley finds a mask that according to legend, originated from the Norse trickster g-d Loki. The mask turns Stanley into the man he wants to be: slightly cartoonish, but wildly romantic. The mask attracts the attention of Lt Mitch Kellaway (Peter Riegert) and mobster Dorian Tyrel (Peter Greene), both are who extremely eager to unmask The Mask.

There is something that is almost philosophical about this movie. Stanley is an every man. We all wish sometimes that we could be the person who is inside of us, instead of conforming to the world just to survive.

I recommend it.

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