Top 10 comfort films
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'To Kill a Mockingbird'( Universal Studios Home Video )
Why? Because it cancels any pity party I might be contemplating.
On those days when I pretend that things were so much easier when I was a kid, before the world started throwing responsibilities and problems my way, "To Kill a Mockingbird" comes to the rescue with Gregory Peck's Atticus as the ultimate principled man, the empathetic single father and the calm center of any storm. It never fails to remind me in the most moving way that there is good and bad in all of us, and that whatever else life is, it isn't fair.
Scene bite: It's evening, and Scout has barely survived her first day of school. She has retreated to the front porch swing when Atticus sits down beside her, gathers her close and quietly dispels all of her fears. As the scene fades to black, we hear Scout, grown up now and remembering, "There just didn't seem to be anyone or anything Atticus couldn't explain."
UPDATE: The photograph on this slide has been changed. Previously, the picture showed Atticus with Jem. The current picture shows Atticus with Scout.