Tuesday, February 2, 2016

year 5 day 62

movie: The New Waterford Girl
starring: Liane Balaban, Tara Spencer-Nairn
genre: Comedy, Drama
year: 1999
format: Hollywood Suites Channel

plot: Unhappy with her life, a teenager dreams of escaping her fishing town, and with the help of the new neighbour, hatches a plan to get out.

Life in a small coastal Canadian town in the 1970's. Yeah man. And what is there to do in a small coastal Canadian town in the 1970's other then dream about getting out, drink too much, and make bad sexual relationship choices? Well, you can always pretend to make bad sexual relationship choices while your new best friend beats the cheating boyfriends up for a living.

The story is interesting in it's originality, and semi-endearing in it's truthfulness. You have a group of teenagers who are basically cliches of teen pregnancy because there is literally nothing else happening. And the lead character who wishes she had an easy out, while she watches the unwed teen moms leave town in a haze and fog of scandal; grabs that notion and runs wild with it, all the while unknowingly ruining the life of the local slacker-teacher.
The lead lies to get what she wants, hurts more then a few people, and yet is still the hero? 

The main idea here is do you settle for what is handed to you or do you fight for something more?

what did I learn? Beware of the ripple effect when you skip the stones on the pond.

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