this film came out in 1988, and I went to see it at the movies.
it was nominated for four Academy Awards. Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress – Geena Davis.
it had a HUGE impact on me because the character played by William Hurt (Macon Leary) had something I wanted.
most of my adult life I’ve been at the effect of others.
co-dependency has been my lot for most of my life.
in this film, he is self-referenced and calm.
this is what I’ve wanted all my life.
I’ve seen the film over ten times, as I love it so much.
Macon Leary’s son dies suddenly, and Macon finds it very difficult to express his grief…so much so that it effects his marriage.
even his dog ‘Edward’ is effected by the dysfunctional nature of Macon’s life, that he starts to bite people visiting the house…
anyway…things are much better for me these days, in terms of my co-dependency, and I’m much more internally referenced 🙂