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Re: [movies-620] For those who saw THE SESSIONS

From: Kathy G.
Sent on: Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:37 PM
I agree that the kid was just a teenager.  OMG and not even such a difficult teenager.
 
I read the message about her relationship differently than others have mentioned.  I saw it a just not a high point in her life or marriage, which having survived a teenager, I can easily see that time as a low point in life.  I saw her at low point where it would have been easy to maybe look out at the grass over the fence and bail on her marriage and family. 
 
It seemed as if she saw some posibilities that looked more fullfilling than where she was at.  She was tempted, yet chose to stick it out.
 
It was a good choice for all concerned including Brian.  She had been very good for him in that she helped him to open up his heart to the posibility of love. With his opened, he found it. 
 
It didn't mention it ,but I imagined that the experience awakened something in her and in her marriage that healed.  It is my belief that everyone who comes in your life is an opportunity to heal.  She was a teacher, as a teacher I feel that you get back the learning that you give. Brian healed. I imagined that she must have also had a healing. 
 
Was this a book?  I wonder if the book would have told more?
 
Kathy

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 7:52 AM, Hathor <[address removed]> wrote:. 
I didn't see it that way.  The husband called her a saint for what she did for a living.  They hit a bump (his jealously) and she made a difficult choice.  She cut the sessions short and remained friends w/Brian. I think she and her husband had a understanding or he would have left long before Brian came into her their life.  The son was a normal teenager.  I don't think the movie gave us a clear picture of her marriage
On Nov 14, 2012, at 10:25 PM, Susan A. wrote:

Hi Rosemary,

No, I didn't think you noticed an anti-male bias as such, and neither did I  while viewing it, but the things that stood out for you -- a wonderful woman living an emotionless home life with two thoughtless, rude males, her husband and son -- made me wonder if that might possibly have been a subtext we both missed while watching it.  Sometimes directors and script writers have personal biases that come through in films, intentionally or unintentionally.  But there were also quite a few sympathetic, well-meaning characters (and I didn't think the husband and son were all that bad) -- which is one of the reasons it was such a life-affirming movie. 

Susan  





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