Tuesday, January 11, 2005

What stopped her?

A Walk on the Moon (1999 Drama) Diane Lane, Liev Schreiber, Viggo Mortensen, Anna Paquin. A frustrated ‘60s mother joins the fray at Woodstock.

I was attracted to the movie that appeared in our local TV guide. Good cast. I taped it and watched it last night when the kids were all in bed. I am drawn to these movie dramas and I always end up crying in the end.

It was about Pearl who felt that she missed out on a lot of things that she wanted to do because she got pregnant at 17 and then got married. In the summer of '69, her husband, Marty, was always tied up at work fixing TVs. It was around the time when the first man landed on the moon. Of course everybody wanted to watch it. That same night of the landing, she turned to a traveling blouse salesman, Walker, when her husband was busy at work. She had a short affair with Walker. Marty found out about the affair and confronted Pearl. She said that she wanted to do new things. Marty asked, “What stopped you Pearl?” Because he didn't. She replied, “It’s not that easy.” Of course, it wasn’t. When we get married and have kids, we sacrifice a lot. There was a time when I envied people who travel often or who have pursued their careers, mostly single people and those who didn’t have children. It’s not that I regret having a family. Oh, no. I realized that I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. I just think there comes a time when you ask yourself, what if? Well, anyway, Pearl broke it off with Walker, letting go of her dream of traveling. Marty took her back.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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