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This is one of my all-time favorite movies. To those who are calling it
boring, full of drivel, etc., you are entitled to your opinion, but
please quit stating it as fact. Anyone who has been through an ugly,
painful divorce, been dumped by someone they adored and trusted, or
even just grew up in a smalltown can surely appreciate the feelings
invoked by this movie. The characters, I felt, were much deeper than
some of the other users noticed. Sandra Bullock's character had
subjugated her life to her husband and daughter and then has to rebuild
her identity and self-esteem when her husband leaves. As for the
daughter being too smart-alecky, yes, in places she was. As for her
speaking like a 40-year old, yes she did. However, I taught school for
over thirty years and can guarantee that there are many eight-year-olds
out there who talk this way. Also, the child was hurting and I can tell
you from experience that when a child suffers as a result of divorce
they will many times turn on the one person whom they know will never
pull their love out from under them.
It's a movie that I felt had much more depth than many of these reviewers noted. I cannot understand the negativity in some of your reviews. It was a movie that made me feel good. I watched it so much that I wrote out the tape and am now working on the DVD.
There should be more movies like this one, in my opinion.
Maybe it's because I had a cheating husband and went through an ugly divorce, or maybe it's because I've lived in small towns for most of my life. Whichever, I totally disagree with the comments that this movie is boring. I've watched it so many times that I wore out a tape and now have it on DVD. I could have written the speech that Sandra Bullock gives to Michael Pare when they are in the house after the funeral. I thought that all of the actors developed their characters beautifully and Sandra Bullock did a great job of portraying a woman who has had her identity and self-esteem shattered and must go about the huge task of rebuilding them both.
I absolutely love this movie. I teach second grade and every year I read the true Peter Pan to my class. I teach them that "the book came first" and "there was life before Walt Disney." As a final activity we watch "Hook." I've done this for years and every year my class loves it and I find things I haven't seen before. It does not deter from the book, it just takes it a step beyond. The costumes are not '90s. The costumes of the Lost Boys represent whenever they were lost and went to Neverland. I love the casting. I love the script. To the people who don't and are so critical, I bet that you were the kind of kids who, when the book was read to you, refused to clap to save Tinkerbell. Relax, sit back, forget about everything else, and enjoy. Lots of people have.
This movie is, I think, extremely well-acted and produced. As for the
comments about the extreme differences between the characters, have they
heard the old adage that "truth is stranger thatn fiction?"
I love this movie, pure and simple. The comments I've read about the scene on the table in the diner turn me off. I think it's great and it's one of my favorites.