We watched Revolutionary Road last night. You know, that movie with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio that's not Titanic? Great movie. Fantastic movie. But boy did it fuck with my whole day. I'm kind of speechless and pissed and sad. Not as sad as after the last episode of Lost, but sad enough.
My mom saw the movie a while ago and she thought the wife "was a little nuts" and my friend, who I talked about the movie with this morning, thought she was too, but I think she's the sanest person in the whole flick. I know that if you haven't seen the movie, none of what I'm saying makes sense, hence the brevity of this post.
If I didn't feel like a prisoner in my own home yesterday, I sure do today. Thankfully, its 2010, not the 1950's and thankfully I'm not pregnant. Might be nice to have Leo DiCaprio money for a couple days, though...
Also, I made gaspatcho soup yesterday. Rob doesn't like it, but I love it. I've been eating/drinking it all day. So good, and relatively healthy which is to say it contains vegetables and no butter. Soup is good food!
I thought the movie was brilliantly heartbreaking, and did leave me feeling like I'd been punched in the stomach - and it was hard to shake I don't remember feeling one way or the other about Kate Winslet's character's sanity. I did think it was a bit dated (which makes sense given that the book was written in the 50s) and didn't say anything that hasn't been said many times before. And the Bitter Bob in me has a hard time feeling sorry for someone who has so much (cute husband, lovely home, healthy children) but if that's not what you want, I suppose it can be a prison.
I saw that movie when my daughter was a year and I had been out of the "real" world for that time and struggling with my place in the world. It definitely gave me the prisoner feel and also a punch in the gut. I struggled with it. I didn't see her as nutty, but as someone stuck in a world that she didn't want and I cannot imagine anything worse, no matter how it looks to the outside world. Luckily, I came out of it and realized I was where I wanted to be. For today. :)
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