It's Thursday, so it's time for another entry in Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks! I've been waiting for this week. In a few seconds, you'll know why.
This weeks theme is:
I'm going to open this by saying that I have a wonderful relationship with my mother. She's pretty much the greatest person I know. I talk to her everyday and I am so grateful to have her in my life. We have always got on great, never had a day pass where I thought to myself, "I wish you weren't my mother" because I've always known I couldn't do any better.
That said, these picks will not reflect the great relationship I have with my mother because, in one way shape or form, these relationships are all...rather tumultuous.
That said, they are also ALL loving...sort of.
|Murmur of the Heart|
This is one of those heartwarming, light and frothy coming of age stories that prods along so gloriously and entertains so many ideas and opinions of growing up and sexuality and the need to express that said sexuality and then...it flirts with incest...and then it outright GOES THERE and you walk away thinking, "what the hell did I just watch?" but you know what you just saw...you just saw a startling yet sublimely complex look at how impactful a mother's presence is on her budding young son.
You ever love someone so much you literally smother them with that love, cripple them with the guilt that surrounds your love and your sacrifice in a way to control them so that you will never lose that love? I hope you haven't, but I think we've all wanted to. This brilliant character study (MY GOD, that performance), exposes the depths a mother will go to protect her cub, even when he is trying so desperately to get away from her.
I've talked about this non-stop since I've seen it and I'll continue to sing it's praises every chance I get, since it is the greatest movie of all time (no hyperbole, just fact). I often try and find films that I don't think many (or any) others will list, but I hope everyone has Mommy on their list since this movie should be seen and loved by everyone!!! The greatest depiction of the depths of a mother's undying and unwavering love I've ever seen put to film. Regardless of the personal pain and suffering, it is all for the love of a child. Sheer brilliance!