Sunday, January 01, 2006
The Squid and the Whale
No, The Squid and the Whale is not a Cousteau special, it is a wonderful drama that made me think. A family experiences a divorce and the kids act out. The strongest reality expressed is "joint custody blows". All kids want one home, one set of parents, under the same roof. The arrangements of joint custody take a toll on kids one way or another, and it is important to acknowledge those feelings. The young men in this film act out, cope and try to love their parents despite the distance. This film is real and addresses an issue too many households deal with. Well done!