Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 12

Movie: Heartburn
Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance,
Year: 1986
Format: online

Plot: Rachel, a food writer, Mark a journalist; meet at a friend's wedding and have a quick romance themselves getting married and have a daughter.  Soon Rachel learns that she's both pregnant again and that Mark is having an affair.

This is based on Nora Ephron's semi-autobiographical novel.

I found this to be repetitive as far as giving a second change to someone who's cheated.  I know this is based on a true story, but it just seems like so many romantic comedies are about going back to someone who cheats.
The fact in an early scene not only does she have second thoughts about the wedding to begin with but that his two best friends warn her he's a cheater should have been the end of the whole romance.

What do I think I learned from the film?
Always follow your gut even when you don't want to hear what it needs to tell you.   Second chances are not always a good idea.

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