Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day 343

movie: Shopgirl
starring: Steve Martin, Claire Danes
genre: Drama, Romance
year: 2005
format; DVD

plot: A young woman working in the glove department of a store, is torn between the older man who seduces her and the younger man who seems to be too much of a mess.

This is based on a short story originally written by Steve Martin.

We follow the lives of the three characters as they try to figure out what and who they really want in their lives.  The Danes character, first meets the younger guy in a laundry which is one of the most intimate places you can yet one of the most coldest.  Her first impressions of him lead her to think that he's not really relationship material, but she keeps him sort of in the background.
Meanwhile, she meets the Martin character at work, and is dazzled by this older wealthy man who seems put together but is really an emotional shell.  She ends up becoming to him, what the younger man is to her.

This story is about how we connect or refuse to connect to people in our lives.  The ones we see as plastic and disposable and the ones that we consider treasures.

There is a scene where both men are shown at home in their kitchens eating take away and watching a game.  Two sides of the same coin.  I like how this paralleled.  

what do i think i learned from this film?
Sometimes what you really want and need is right in front of you but not the way you would expect

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