Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Movie -- we are family

Oh boy! We have a fantastic theme this week at the Bumbles blog -- favorite films featuring fascinating families. I have six this week. All but one share a common aspect, the families are dealing with loss in the past or an impending loss of one of its members. The exception is the most recent film, The Kids Are All Right, which looks at the impact the addition of a person can have on family stability.

Join me in a toast to all the great films about families?
  • Rachel Getting Married (2008)
  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • The Accidental Tourist (1988) - loved this eccentric family's "vaccination" card game
  • The Kids Are All Right (2010)
  • Pieces of April (2003)
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. ~Jane Howard


lovesmukiwa said...

Rachel Getting Married made me laugh. I havent seen some of your other choices yet..

lee said...

Wasn't Anne Hathaway fantastic? I'm jazzed that she's been cast as Emma in "One Day."

Saw "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" on someone else's list. I enjoyed that book & film too.

Debbie - is it easy for you to get U.S. movies in Japan?

stacybuckeye said...

I use that quote all the time :)