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Before The Notebook. We had the Bridges of Madison County. I've always been a sucker for a good love story and I went through a break up after a year and a half relationship the other day so I was in the mood so bare with me haha. I had never seen this movie before, I've heard good things about it and of course love Clint Eastwood...this movie tugged on the heart strings and it made think of the grey areas the subject of love can often bring.
This is a story about an affair, which I have always been against especially when marriage is involved. But this movie did a great job making me want her to live happier ever after with a man she was cheating on her husband with? How could that be? I despise cheating in relationships, but I've always heard the saying you can't help who you fall in love with...maybe I've never appreciated how much weight that phrase holds. I've been in a relationship at the same time have struck up friendships with other women and with some of them have felt a connection. But I never acted on any of it, because that connection that led me to be in a relationship was still there with my girlfriend. What if I had acted on feelings I may have had for other women? Would it have led to love? Would I be to blame for betraying my girlfriend in a way?
The movie didn't dive in much to how Meryl Streep's character relationship with her husband was. Was it more neglectfull than I thought it was? He seemed like an ok guy to me. But so did Clint Eastwood's Robert Kincaid. Does that make Meryl Streep in this movie a bad woman? She didn't run away with the man for the sake of her kids not being fully grown, that's pretty admirable if you ask me. There is actually a line of dialogue in the film adressing whether cheating in a relationship makes you less of a good person. Some people just aren't meant to be married. True.
This movie made me think. Alot. What about you? And what are your thoughts on the storys subject matter?