A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
Based on the runaway bestseller, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox "Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett", a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.Written by
During the YouTube video of Bernadette's architectural career, the narrator states that concrete for the 20 Mile House came from nearby "Gardenia." The name of the city is Gardena; it has three syllables, and it's pronounced with a hard "N" before the final A. See more »
Whatever you do don't ever tell Mom you're bored. She'll be like, "Well, guess what? It only gets more boring and the sooner you learn it's on you to make your own life interesting the better off you'll be. "
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Different, thoughtful, much to say about modern life
My wife and I went to see this movie because Kristen Wiig is in it and it looked like it would be funny. It is funny - but it is a lot more. It is quirky (we love quirky movies!), edgy, sometimes uncomfortable, but mostly enlightening (as in bringing light in). It could have been titled "Where'd you go Human Spirit?", or "Where'd you go Imagination?, or "This is what happens to society when fear drives honest, loving, intelligent people to start acting weird and give up on each other". And it shows us the answer in a very positive way.
So, it was not Bridesmaids. Closer to "Welcome to Me" or "Skeleton Twins" maybe (I loved both), but not really like any other movie I can think of.
Note: The critics seemed to not like it. That is almost a sure sign of a good movie to me. Bless their pointy little heads.
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