Art, Movies

Movie of the Day: “Fathers and Daughters” Get Your Tissues Handy!

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FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS

I love watching movies. Drama, love, comedy, science fiction, terror, horror, fantasy, suspense, action, and another genre. The only ones that I do not like are

1. the ones where they show sexual violence against women or children.

2. lots of gun shootings in movies…tsk, tsk, nope…they bore me.

Other than those mentioned above…welcome movies!

If you, like me, love movies and you haven’t watched this one, be careful because there are some spoilers. So, STOP READING RIGHT NOW!

Today’s movie is about a father (Russell Crowe) who loves his daughter (Amanda Seyfried) and fights for her until the end of his life, which was tragic to say the least, and sad.

One of the best pictures I have seen in a long-time. Russell Crowe gives a powerful performance as the writer whose mental illness is brought on by the car crash that killed his wife while they were arguing and he was driving.

This is a wonderful story of interpersonal relations and the ability to help others but not themselves as shown by his adult daughter.

The idea of flashbacks works wonderfully here as we see how this tragedy affected their lives as well as their brother-in-law and sister-in-law who would sue for custody of their niece only until revelations came out about the former.

I haven’t seen Crowe this good in years. He is rather subdued while being objected to mental illness. As a social worker-aspiring psychologist, Seyfried can help others but has difficulty in her own relationships which almost destroys her.

Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried in Fathers and Daughters, great performance!

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One Day at a Time Original TV Series 1975 Phenomenal!

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I’ve been having a good time watching “One Day at a Time”. It has a great story about a mom -Ann Romano- who moved out on her own with her two teenage daughters: the rebellious Julie and the wisecracking Barbara. Ann Romano, fantastically played by Bonnie Franklin.

 

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I love the premise of the show: a divorcee mom with two daughters not being afraid of making it in the world alone, feeling free, hopeful, happy and strong.
I don’t know if you, reader, have watched this tv show, if you haven’t and you like to have a good time with your family, I recommend you see it.

 

Another thing I adore about this series is the theme song: 

 

 

One Day at a Time premiered on December 16, 1975 and ended in 1984; 9 seasons. It was best known as a staple of the CBS Sunday-night lineup, along with Archie Bunker’s Place, Alice and The Jeffersons.

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Ann frequently struggles with maintaining her role as mother while affording her daughters the freedom she never had as a young woman. David Kane, Ann’s divorce lawyer and neighbor, takes a romantic interest in her, but she isn’t ready to remarry. Dwayne Schneider, the building’s quirky superintendent (most often referred to only by his last name), provides usually-unwanted advice to the tenants.

 

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Fantastic Word of the Day: Boundaries – Grey’s Anatomy Season 1 Ep 2

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As all of you know, one of the tv shows I love to watch is Grey’s Anatomy. One of the many things I like from this show are Meredith’s monologues. Here is one for a wonderful sunday reflexion.

 

Word of the day: BOUNDARIES

 

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“At some point you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep other people out, they fence you in, life is messy… That’s how we are made… So you can waste your life drawing lines… Or you can live your life crossing them… But there are some lines… That are way too dangerous to cross… Here’s what I know, if you are willing to take the chance… The view from the other side is spectacular…” — Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy

 

 

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Wonder Woman Favorite Movie of the Week

Wonder Woman Favorite Movie – Gal Gadot, a splendid actress who interprets Diana Princess of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta,  refines my idea of what the world should be if the majority of us were as pure of heart as she is.

Her strength, her passion and love for our world comes from within, and nothing corrupts her mind nor her spirit.

QUOTES OF ANTIOPE — Aunt of Diana Princess of Themyscira
“You are more powerful than you know, and they fear the day they discover it”

QUOTES OF — Diana Princess of Themyscira
“It is our sacred duty to defend the world.”
“What I do it’s not up to you”
“It’s not about deserve, it’s about what you believe. And I believe in love”
“Only love can save the world”
“This is my mission now, forever”

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