Night Moves: How To Quickly Get Over Being Dumped by Your Girlfriend or Wife.

Published: 09th November 2010
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There are currently, many, many ways available that can help you get over being dumped by somebody. It is, however, extremely important to note and understand two hard facts before you attempt to employ any of these methods.

1. None of them ever work.

2. All of them are guaranteed to cause you more pain than being dumped in the first place.

The thing is, we are motivated by instinct to do something. Whatever that is, it likely begins with you brooding in what is now an incredibly bleak, extremely tiny living space. What used to be cozy suddenly feels like four walls no more than an inch away from your nose at all times. You are also certain the oxygen/carbon dioxide ratio is terribly out of whack. Simply put, you can't get enough air into your lungs and that automatic air intake reflex we humans have so proudly evolved to has somehow been put on temporary hold.

You then suddenly find yourself entering your neighborhood Barnes & Noble. You're not sure how; you don't remember the walk over at all. For all you know, Mr. Scott has beamed you there. Worse, while you once swore up and down you'd never sink this low, you realize you're headed for the self-help section. You instantly find it crammed full of thin, snappily written books which are each in turn crammed full of helpful suggestions to get over being dumped.

In the back of your mind, you picture yourself a little misty-eyed and there standing next to you is a cute (equally misty-eyed) and she instantly starts a conversation which progresses to a cup of coffee (one flight up), which progresses to a sharing a chocolate chip cookie, which simultaneously dawns on you both that this is the first real intimate moment you've enjoyed in five years.

Of course, since there is no girl or chocolate chip cookie or intimate moment, you stay your hand before it can open one of these books and you get jammed on the escalator because it's loaded with couples plastered to each other. They are all buying a book of poetry which they will take turns reading out loud to one another before retiring for a full night of bliss.

When you get back to your cell, you check for the 50th time to make sure there are no messages. Then you use Google. In quotes, "Getting Over A Breakup" produces a ton of results. Even counting for duplications - not even Google is completely perfect - your credit card can instantly arm you with thirty thousand solutions to your problem. Before you do, please see the two salient facts listed above. They have not changed since you began reading this.

There is, however, one thing you can do. It's not going to change your current situation. But it is going to get you to the next best place. You will emerge with a realization that you will somehow get through all of this.

Yep, it's a movie. Night Moves. We're not sure why, but we've heard from a lot of people who have turned to Night Moves to help get through being dumped - and it always delivered. We'll make some quick suppositions, but we don't think analyzing the "why" is going to matter much.

You simply need to watch Night Moves to see how well it works.

Gene Hackman, one of the greatest actors of his (or any) generation, plays Harry Moseby, a private detective. Without revealing too much, we can say he is not a happy guy, either with his job or his marriage.

Now, we know that if you just got dumped, you're thinking - all you need now is a downer movie. The odd reality is that this movie actually lifts you up. Besides being completely entertaining, Night Moves has a twisty plot that keeps you engaged while it moves forward at a breakneck pace that feels like it's been shot from a howitzer.

As to the why this movie works well for the recently bereft, we'll put forth one theory. Gene Hackman plays pain so realistically, you feel it. He does it so well, you pretty quickly start to understand that pain. And due to true craftsmanship of great acting, directing and writing, you even start to feel it yourself.

Obviously, don't take our word for it. Seeing is believing. But what is really nice about Night Moves is that while you'll watch it to feel better about your situation, you'll find yourself drawn to this movie enough to watch it a whole lot more times. Maybe, sometime soon, you'll enjoy it with someone new.

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