Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Squid and the Whale

Watched this last night. A disturbing movie for anyone who has gone through divorce, especially a writer-type who's gone through divorce. Enough said on that topic.

A little one-sided, I thought, on making the father the crazy villain. Why is it always the father, the man, who takes on this role? The woman's infidelity is portrayed as merely a flaw, something maybe not meaningful, but forgivable, while the man's flaws are portrayed as vile and destructive. Why do we, as a society, always seem to show so much understanding for a woman, but not a man?

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