Friday, April 22, 2016

year 5 day 129

movie: Jenny's Wedding
starring: Katherine Heigl, Grace Gummer
genre: Drama,
year; 2015
format; Netflix Canada

plot: After a woman tells her family she is going to marry her girlfriend, they find themselves reevaluating their own happiness.

The heart is there, but this really lacks a lot. The first half is about the "lead" character telling her family she's gay, but it quickly becomes about the parents and sister and how they feel they are viewed by their social circle.

The character of the sister played by Gummer, is probably the most interesting and three dimensional of all the characters. She starts off believing that she is the one with the perfect life everyone is looking for, a husband house kids etc. But, after accepting that her sister is the one who is truly happy, she becomes obsessed with how her front lawn looks. This begins her realization that her picture perfect life is filled with cracks, and she begins to understand she'd be better off divorcing her husband.

what did I learn? The grass isn't always greener on the other side, in fact it just might be dead already.

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