Paradise

I’m slow, I know, but I just watched Not Without My Daughter, the Sally Field flick about Iran during the 1980s. The thing that struck me about the whole film was the sentence that “paradise is a Persian word.”

I also just finished reading Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguaro. The plot of this book is science fiction, but one of the underlying themes is how cultures and social systems are born out of human hope, longing, fear, and circumstance. And isolation. The very human characters . . .

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Freedom Writers

I’m a sucker for an inspirational educator movie, and Freedom Writer is that and more. My chief comment is, “go see it.”

There were some unusual plot twists that made the story even more interesting and compelling. All the actors were great (can Hillary Swank win three Oscars in a row?) but the burned out department head played by Imelda Staunton was a truly great performance.

I was aware that the focus was very narrowed down to make it fit into a movie, but . . .

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