I remember I watched this movie a long time ago, I think when I was a teenager or something. This movie, believe it or not, taught me few things about relationship. That is why I remember this movie so much. Relationship in a way, will never be perfect. It is up to people's choices to accept it or not.
Finn (Winona Ryder) is a graduate student and engaged with Sam (Dermot Mulroney). In order to finishes her thesis, she stays in her grandma's house, Glady (Anne Bancroft) and her aunt, Hy (Ellen Burstyn). In their home, they have a 'quilt club' with many members of it making a quilt as a wedding gift for Finn. Each members tells stories about themselves and their relationships, many with heartbreaks. Finn beginning to realize maybe she doesn't want to stuck in a dead-end relationship. Based on a novel by Whitney Otto.
The story is about growing and finding love and friendships that last your whole life. I know I feel that is important. As the quilt is made, each woman remembers significant events in their lives which relate to love and the joy and pain that it brings. Each woman brings her own perspective to the nature of love. The movie itself is beautiful and sweet. People are waiting and waiting and waiting for their perfect soul mate, and can be judgemental about their significant others because they don't match up with their criteria, they forget that maybe they are the one whose aren't perfect after all. I know some people broken up with other people, because they got bored with their lovers, or maybe their 'image of a perfect lover is shattered with the dose of reality. Or I know some people who rather be alone, rather try new things because they can't get away with their comfort zone.
The casts are nice. We ended up wondering about our relationships and ourselves. Personally, this movie narrates about love and relationship might not goes hand to hand. It doesn't teaches us about anything, but more of telling of how sometimes people muddle up fantasy with reality. Either you start to accept the reality, or chasing something else which may or may not true. It's all about choices. Although I do have a bit criticsm about this movie; it seems everyone are bound to having affairs and will get heartbreaks. Whatever happens with the possibility of rocky relationship, and yet they survives anyway? But for a teenager in me back then, it made me understood that relationship is not like a fairy tale. There is no such thing as a happy ending. Happy ending differs to different people. One person's happiness, may be a misery to others.
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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