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Dec
10
2008

Maybe you’re pissed off that “Lipstick Jungle” is headed for the TV graveyard of canceled shows.  Or maybe you can no longer handle Izzie’s ridiculous relationship with her DEAD ex-fiance Denny on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Or just possibly, you actually went to see “Four Christmases” in the theater because Vince Vaughn is SO funny and Reese Witherspoon is SO cute but as it turns out, the movie is SO mediocre.

Well, forget all that. Seriously. Because I just watched an incredible, uplifting movie, called “Darius Goes West.”

It’s a documentary (don’t be scared) about 15 year-old Darius Weems, who suffers from a fatal disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). His brother died from the same disease.

But the movie isn’t depressing.  It’s completely inspiring.  And funny. And beautiful.

Weems and eleven of his best friends set off across America with the ultimate goal of getting his wheelchair customized on MTV’s “Pimp My Ride.” The movie is about friendship and love and the difference we can all make.

$17 dollars of every sale of this movie is devoted to promising DMD research. Their goal is to sell a million DVD’s by July 2009.  To learn more about “Darius Goes West” click here.

I’m also giving away a copy of the movie. So leave a comment and you are entered.


17 Responses to darius goes west

  • Stephanie (Tyler's Mom) says:

    Ummm…yes to both the “Lipstick Jungle” and “Grey’s” comments. Come one….mind blowing sex with a dead guy???? Really?!?! The best part is that no one around her seems to really care that she is off her rocker. I guess that’s why it’s television and not real life!

  • Rhea says:

    This movie sounds wonderful. Just the kind of film to remind us what’s important about life. I love it!

    AND, I used to watch Grey’s Anatomy but haven’t been able to this season due to time constraints…and OMG, it sounds like they’ve jumped the shark…for good.

  • Robyn says:

    Crap. I tivo-ed Grey’s and was going to watch it tonight (with fingers crossed) HOPING, no PRAYING that the Dead Denny storyline was over!!!

    Thanks for the tip about this movie — I need something worth watching!

  • Andi says:

    I actually can’t watch Grey’s. I’m a nurse and the situations are so incredibly ridiculous that instead of enjoying the show for the campy fun it’s supposed to be, I spend the entire time pulling my hair out because it’s so improbable. I think it’s time for something uplifting and realistic.

  • Irene says:

    I never liked Lipstick Jungle…so no loss there. But I loved Grey’s and this Izzy thing is ridiculous. I hate when shows get a storyline that is so out there it becomes just plain ole stupid.

    But that movie sounds great, as long as it truly isn’t a tear jerker. I am such a baby and cry way to easily. I usually lean toward Vince Vaughn movies. So, Four Christmas’s sucked? Bummer.

  • Pearl says:

    Ive missed out on Greys, LJ, and even Lost thanks to the finery I tune into… things like… Rock of Love Charm School and Paris Hilton’s New BFF. Yeah, I’m really 12. Maybe I could get a job selling Christmas trees.

    The movie sounds right up my alley though, I shall put it in the NF queue!

  • johanna says:

    I’m mostly grieving at the thought that I won’t be able to see Kirby’s hot body every week 🙂 oooh, and I’d love to win the video!

  • Erin says:

    ok, first so sad about lipstick jungle but also read in people that it\\\’s un-canceled. second, izzie and dead man, so dumb and boring, snore.
    i saw an interview with these kids on the today show. the movie sounds so good, can\\\’t wait to see it! thanks for the rec!

  • MN Mama says:

    I have heard great things about this movie! I gave up on Grey\\\’s. I am glad because this Denny thing seems a bit weird. I have only seen the ads.


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