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Letters from Iwo Jima
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Well done. Emotions, decisions, the human sprit are well captured. And you come away with greater understanding of how the other side thinks and feels.

Director Clint Eastwood understands the human condition and motivations. A director I think is amazingly talented. A guy known for tough guy acting roles made this?

Hemingway & Gellhorn
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

My last revision was lost. Might have to rewrite this one a couple more times.

The first quarter was a bit tedious, but then the romance and passion took off. This is historical, and I was glad to learn about Gellhorn. What an amazing woman! The things she saw and wrote about. Helping the world to understand how horrific war is, can be, was. She didn't run away. She faced it, wrote, and kept going back.

I liked it. More another day.

Sleeping with the Enemy
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I saw this a long time ago. And it had a powerful emotional effect on me. Even if though it's fiction. The battered woman is your neighbor. Your coworker. The clerk at the store. Your waitress. Your child's playmate's grandma. Maybe even your boss! Yes I had a boss once who eventually confided her shocking battered wife history to me. I never would have guessed because she was strong, confident, able, reliable. Her? She too had started over, and was in a degree of hiding and waiting. But she had put up with a great deal before she left, and the children were hurt.

In this there are no children, making leaving less complicated.

One difference between this and the average situation, to my understanding, is that most men who do this like an easy target. If you go out of your way to fake your death, disappear, etc, chances are he'll move on. Hunting you down is too much bother. That changes when kids are involved. Good luck then. If you flee the state with the kids the courts often give him custody. Seen that happen.

Sad to see a woman who's spent thirty plus years being abused now an old lady, still being abused. The psychological hold can be so strong. She feels like she is nothing without him, no one else will want her, she can't be alone. A family member will try to help her leave, but she goes back to him. Everyone shakes their heads. Why?

I've seen some statistics. Chances of being murdered when
a woman is with a guy like this go way way up. And the
children's risk of dad killing them go up too.

Shelters help some, but look at this case, although fictional. Would a shelter have kept her husband from her? This woman needed a bodyguard 24/7. She needed a small army to watch her back.

Erin Brockovich
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Julia Roberts charismatically portrays the gutsy Erin Brochovich. I think we need more people like Brochovich. Good to know there are some out there.