Wednesday, July 14, 2004

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Movie Review
The Snapper (1993) VHS ~ Colm Meaney
Okay, I have to admit, this one was a bit hard to handle in certain places. Certainly, the expectant mother was having trouble facing the realities of her situation herself. Not the fact of pregnancy - that was perfectly acceptable, and very refreshing, I thought. But the circumstances -- the father of the baby -- well, that was a bit tough for her, and for ME, too, as a viewer...

The joy of welcoming a new life into the world, and the love of the extended family was well portrayed. Coming from middle class America, the lack of concern about the financial situation (all those people in a 3 bedroom house!) was really an unusual thing to see, but I really liked that aspect of it. I liked the focus of the movie.. in trying times, the family pulls together, and the REAL issue is that a baby is coming, and that's GOOD news!

The strength of the individual members of the family comes through, and their love for one another was really fun to watch.

This is a heartwarming movie, and very funny, too. Highly recommend.