movie: See Girl Run
starring: Robin Tunney, William Sadler
format: Netflix Canada
plot: A woman unhappy in her marriage returns to her hometown to see her ex.
This really didn't have as much to do with the so called lead character, as it did with those around her. You almost wonder who's story was it suppose to be? The alcoholic younger brother? The ex boyfriend who hasn't "broken up with her" ? It's sort of this crazy "love triangle" tossing the three around.
The lead character has never given up completely on her big love, even though she's been married for years and is living somewhere else, she still accepts gifts from her ex. When she decides she wants to see him, she runs back to their hometown, only to end up avoiding him by literally hiding in the bathroom when he shows up on her parents doorstep.
The brother spends more time with the exboyfriend on a drinking night, then she does, and is surprised to hear both his sister and the ex say "we never broke up." Which in itself, is a strange dynamic. So even though both have moved on with their lives, they refuse to admit it.
A lot of people have those moments of doubt and "what if" that can spring out of nowhere and cause them to reevaluate their lives. The Sadler character of the father, has this one scene where he's describing goals/dreams like that of a missile. Comparing it's path to when a missile is launched, given the end target can change, so either the path can too or it can miss the mark.
what did I learn? If we let fear keep us in one place we can stay there too long and never understand why.
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