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Lil (Naomi Watts) and Roz ('Robin Wright' ) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. Written by
Whether something is beautiful or aberrant depends on how you interpret a situation based on your values, which unfortunately few get to actually choose because they are pounded into our heads & hearts from the start, though many of them have no logical explanations, just religious one.
We learn our values & are then controlled by them. Where & when did humanity decide that loving someone is OKbut only to a point? When it becomes TOO physical, it becomes intimate & taboo. Thankfully, there are societies that have cast these taboos away, but unfortunately substituted others so that the bulk of humanity is prevented from being who they are or from doing what comes naturally. There's generally some illogical religio-babble explanation for all the taboos & "Thou shalt nots . . . ." How we look at the relationships among the characters in the film is determined by who programmed our minds in those early years when most of us were pounding our chests along with the priest that "It's my fault, it's my fault, it's my most grievous fault." Overcome with a sense of being evil from birththe most sick feature of any religionwe go thru life avoiding fully experiencing it & its pleasures. Surely, physical contact must be bad if it gives us pleasure, so make love only to have babies! If the minds of the characters were not so indoctrinated with unnecessary taboos, they could have continued as the loving extended family that they were until those values instilled by some anti-life fascist sicko in their youth drove them to guilt & secrecy, which, when shattered, also shattered the harmonious lives they all shared to that point. The only thing that changed is their interpretation of the events, interpretation based on indoctrination of values that don't hold water.
In an age when ½ the official marriages go to hell, the ones who will survive emotionally are the ones who can extricate themselves from old guilt-inducing illogical dogmas & their accompanying values. Kudos to those who created the film & brought the subject up for discussion. Gradually, maybe a few more people will wake up from the life-destroying myths we have been led to believe.
Why, just because one door opens, must another always close? Some prefer living in open areas without walls separating one's eating space from living space from sleeping space. They are called "efficiency" apartmentspractical, non-secretive, & NO FRIGGIN DOORS! Doors in relationships stifle openness, creativity, & isolate us so much from each other that we have become a most lonely world of 7½ billion who barely know each other because of all the barriers& PLEASE DON'T TOUCH!
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