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Multiple Sarcasms (1/10)
by Tony Medley
Run time 97 minutes
Not for children.
This is such simplistic
garbage it’s hard to sit through. I despise movies that deprecate the
responsibilities of marriage and obligation to children that arise
therefrom. Worse, it’s full of graphic descriptions of female sexual
parts. This is apparently the way all adult secular humanists speak to
one another. There’s even a section dealing with a young girl’s first
period. Ah, isn’t it wonderful to be so adult we can deal with these
things in a Hollywood movie where there is really no need for it? I
haven’t seen a movie more demeaning to wives and mothers since the
despicable “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993).
In this film, a selfish
husband, Gabe (Timothy Hutton), forsakes his loving wife, Annie (Dana
Delaney), and precocious daughter, Elizabeth (India Ennenga), to pursue
his goal to write a play.
Specifically, this movie is
deplorably disrespectful of wives. Hutton’s character is pretty hard to
swallow. He’s supposed to be an architect for a big firm, but he dresses
like a bum, never shaves, and doesn’t do any work. No way he could
survive in a job.
The film is so full of
Hollywood’s favorite clichés, I stopped counting. Hutton has a best male
friend, Rocky (Mario Van Peeples), who is gay. He’s got a beautiful best
friend, Cari (Mira Sorvino), with whom he is more emotionally intimate
than with his wife. He’s got the super-precocious daughter who thinks
and acts like an adult that has become de rigueur in the films of
modern Hollywood; a daughter, who is a lot more mature than he. Oh,
yeah, then he’s got a tough-talking female agent, Pamela (Stockard
What’s really infuriating
about this movie is that it wants you to feel good about this jerk
breaking up his marriage to a wonderful wife, and believe that the
breakup of the marriage has absolutely no emotional effect on either his
wife or his young daughter. This is right from the creed of secular
humanism that preaches that one’s primary concern should be with
individual fulfillment, forget obligations and responsibilities. If it
feels good, and if it’s good for you, go for it and forget how it
affects others. A movie that respected the place of a wife and mother in
a marriage would at least have one scene that showed that Annie was less
than understanding about Gabe’s lack of responsibility, but there is no
The acting, however, is
very good, which is the only thing that keeps it from being totally
worthless. Delaney and Sorvino are especially good.
April 26, 2010