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Learn as you go (spoiler-ish)
on June 20, 2016
I have a strange allergy to anything having to do with George Clooney but with the Oscar buzz I was curious.
I loved it. I loved the process the Clooney character goes through as he learns a lot more about his wife than he wanted to know. I loved some very prickly and honest monologues he delivers at her bedside. And his relationships with his kids. (Teach your parents well...) It's interesting to see the lights in his internal life come on (in relationship to almost everything going on in his life) at the same time his wife's lights are going out.
He was a victim of cliche that you can never truly know someone. He learns his wife's secret and that starts his journey of discovery and in the end he learns about himself.
The movie has warmth and sees it's characters through a very human lens.
No one gets life, love or relationships right. All you can do is calibrate your compass and keep trying.