What a mind full! As the phrase is aptly clipped in the movie: Ã¢â‚¬Å“German guiltÃ¢â‚¬Â it is not all about that. It is not about historical events, people, relationships, the human condition as much as it is about how vulnerable a young sole is and how profoundly an experience at a young age, especially if the individual is not emotionally mature enough for the experience, impacts one, and often dominate the rest of oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s life and its future outcome. It is obvious why Kate Winslet deserves the Oscar for the best actress in this roll, she was outstanding, no doubt about that.
Well, you know sometimes when the trailer is so good your expectations get raised so high, then when you see the actual movie, it is a huge anti-climax. Well this one was sort off like that for me. The good thing was I could take my little girl with me as it was only PG and that was a treat but and yes there is a but....I expected this hell funny romantic comedy and it was more like a life drama that brought me a little down. You associate the cast with comedy and the trailer certainly reinforced that idea, but if you want a laugh, steer clear! The main character was the dog Marley, if you are really into dogs you will find this movie charming, it is charming. What really struck me was how different people make different life choices, there are the ones, that chose the responsible root and stick to it no matter what the cost, you know, sacrifice the one (usually yourself) in order to save the whole, should it come to that and it almost always does! Life is compromise. Then there are those individuals that keep on giving themselves second chances and put themselves above all ells, which is healthy for self preservation I suppose but when do you stop choosing yourself!!! And the prize for choosing one self is ultimately loneliness and regret! Or is it?