Following the break-up with and imminent divorce from her entertainment lawyer husband David, thirty-something Amy moves back in with her upper middle class parents Ruth and Stan Minsky in Westport, Connecticut. David asked for the divorce following an affair he had with who Amy considered a friend. Knowledge of the affair and David asking for the divorce came out of left field for Amy, who thought she had the perfect marriage. In her surprise and shock about David, she left David basically with the clothes on her back, and has not asked for anything in the divorce settlement. Three months later, she is still in a depressed state, not leaving the house and not knowing what to do with her life. She has no real job experience, has only a liberal arts degree, and abandoned her Master's degree studies in Photography to marry David. She believes her parents have mixed feelings about her return. Although they have both welcomed her back, she believes Ruth is critical not so much about what ...Written by
The underlying feeling tones that stood out in this movie for me were: Real, Raw, Genuine, Authentic, Intimate and Sincere Connection. The film reminded me of a time in life when you're in college, living on student loans or in your parents house and you still have the time and the innocence (you haven't yet been scarred and jarred by "the real world") to make these beautiful, sometimes fleeting sometimes short-lived connections with another human being. Things like sharing family secrets, or staying on the phone until 6am while the sun comes up. Once the focus becomes "the job", "the bills" and other responsibilities; many of these beautiful moments become lost. Once an "adult", one quickly learns that relationships are often superficial, dis-honest and based on ulterior motives. This movie put me in touch with the emotions of what it's like to feel alive, loved and accepted even though you don't have it all figured out. Overall, I would give the movie a 6 but for emotional impact, I would add another 2 stars. Great gem of a film with a perfect soundtrack to accompany.
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