Here we only scratch the surface with the things I find wrong with this movie. Although I do not buy her take completely (I do not advocate abortion under any circumstance), as the mother of women, I came away from this movie in a lather at the concepts I saw on that screen. She's catatonic because of a man? She played at suicide? Getting old is bad because? What's wrong with normal? Since when do you need a blood sucking abusive man to exist, or a violent angry man for that matter. As the author states, why can't she drive a vehicle in the presence of a man? Good grief.
My motive for posting this is to challenge what I consider bad messages. The wholesale promotion of unrealistic portrayals of love and romance can be damaging. Hormones are already a powerful force in the lives of us all, coupled with a bad vison of how it all plays out can bring nothing short of death, disillusionment and destruction, not "happy ever after". I believe a woman should know her value and not let her self worth be wrapped up in the existence of a romantic relationship. She is precious to God. She is a unique and special creation. She does not exist just to have children and be a good wife, to know and please a man. She exists to know and please God. From that key relationship then flows a healthy and beautiful relationship with her mate. From this key and important foundation she then operates as a part of a team that God calls a family. First she must know who she is and be sure in her own heart of her own true value and worth. That's what set me off about this movie. This girl is tragic, and I shutter to think of the women out there, "mooning" over her story.