Friday, August 13, 2010

Little Children (2006)

Little Children (2006)
Sarah Pierce played by Kate Winslet
Patrick Wilson played by Brad Adamson

Sarah Pierce: I think I understand your feelings about this book. I used to have some problems with it, myself. When I read it in grad school, Madam Bovary just seemed like a fool. She marries the wrong man; makes one foolish mistake after another; but when I read it this time, I just fell in love with her. She's trapped! She has a choice: she can either accept a life of misery or she can struggle against it. And she chooses to struggle.

Mary Ann: Some struggle. Hop into bed with every guy who says hello.

Sarah Pierce: She fails in the end, but there's something beautiful and even heroic in her rebellion. My professors would kill me for even thinking this, but in her own strange way, Emma Bovary is a feminist.

Mary Ann: Oh, that's nice. So now cheating on your husband makes you a feminist?

Sarah Pierce: No, no, it's not the cheating. It's the hunger. The hunger for an alternative, and the refusal to accept a life of unhappiness.

Mary Ann: Maybe I didn't understand the book!

Film based on book...



4 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I ever actually read the classic Madame Bovary, but, as we age (ugh lol)I think we are able to derive a greater understanding from many of the literary classics that may have gone unrecognized in our more innocent youth.

    If that makes sense :P

    Bed hoppin, huh?! :O lol

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  2. I haven't read the book, but I really loved the film adaption!

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  3. Okay after reading this I want to see that movie. Look how beautiful they look on that picture. ;)

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  4. I didn't know that Little Children was based on Madam Bovary. Now I'm intrigued!

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