It was one of the first films I've seen which has been able to reflect the strains I have felt and that come with close friendship, as well as the tenderness, while going through life-changes.
But it's doubly awesome on that front, I think, because it is a movie showing women relating to each-other not without conflict, but not in opposition either and trying to make a relationship, as friends, work and showing that sexual & romantic relationships aren't some completely insanely separate and more intimate entity from friendships.
As the star co-writer/lead actress says: 'You don't need love and sex in films'. The characters have sex lives, it's just not the subject of the movie. I find it pretty rare that movies manage to cut through the appearance of so much familiar crap and document the relationships that occur off-screen, and deemed less-defining and as secondary in other movies; the story under the story.
I think a lot of people I know would benefit from seeing friendships this way and being able to value the qualities of relationships, and self-awareness that isn't about the sex we're having/not-having.
It was also totally funny and light hearted and gorgeous to watch. I loved the camera work and dance scenes.
[ 08-05-2013, 12:21 PM: Message edited by: Jacob at Scarleteen ]
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