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There's two things everybody got to find out for theyselves: they got to find out about love, and they got to find out about living. Now, love is like the sea. It's a moving thing. And it's different on every shore. And living... well, I just come back from burying the dead.
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While I would never classify this in a category with Roots, I think it was an excellent movie, made bad by the fact that for every 7 minutes of movie, there were 7 minutes of boring and dull commercials which were extremely irritating. I am a middle aged white female and must say that I do think this movie would be of more interest to the female population but as a love story, I think it was wonderful. If this came out on DVD or were televised on cable without commercials, I would gladly watch it again. Sometimes we have to believe in something and it might as well be love. I think Oprah did a wonderful job with this one but it could have been made better on another channel. True and sustaining love is the underlying theme, bad marriages compared to true and lasting relationships and if this is a subject that does not appeal to you, then it is not a movie for you, but if you believe, as I do, that we each have a soul mate out there somewhere, then you will like this too.
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