Movie Review: “Madame”

The Last Supper Superficially, “Madame” is a comedy about the predicament of Bob and Anne, struggling with the pressures of their upper class lifestyle, in particular Anne’s neurotic controlling and insecurity. It all unfolds through the introduction of an ingénue; their maid Maria, who inadvertently brings farcical chaos into the already complicated relationships surrounding Bob […]

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Movie: On Golden Pond

Q: Compare the relationships between the three characters – what has gone before? Q: If there is redemption, recovery or reward in these events, how has the marriage contributed? Q: What qualities would you aspire to, or avoid in your own family? Writer Ernest Thompson, who came up with the original stage play of On […]

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Movie: Amour

Q: How do you describe this couple’s relationship? Q: Through what process do you think their relationship reached this point? Q: In what way are they independant, and dependant on each other? Q: What ‘promises’ are honoured, or unfulfilled between the various characters? Focusing on the lives of an elderly couple and their relationship near […]

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Movie: The Descendants

Q: What do we learn about this couple’s past? Q: What do you think went wrong with their relationship? Q: What do you think went wrong with their family? Q: What would make your family different from this? Only Oscar-winning writer-director Alexander Payne (Sideways) would think to cast the famously handsome George Clooney as a […]

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Movie: Date Night

Q: What mistakes do you think this couple might have made? Q: What do this couple learn about each other? Q: What do this couple learn about marriage? Steve Carell and Tina Fey star in this romantic comedy of errors. Claire and Phil Foster (Fey and Carell) are a suburban couple who feel that their […]

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