Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Gloria" is a free-spirited divorcee looking for love. And, "Words and Pictures", writing or art, which is most effective?

Plot:  Gloria is a 58-year-old divorcée. Her grown son and daughter have their own lives. She meets Rodolfo (Hernández), seven years her senior who, like her, is seeking companionship.
A story set in Santiago, Chile, and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets at a dance club. Passionate and authentic!  Beautifully done! 

Gloria, Laura Branigan

Dina and Jack are school teachers in an advanced public school. Dina teaches art but her ability to paint is severely diminished by rheumatoid arthritis. Jack teaches English but his job is at risk because he is an alcoholic. The two argue about whether words or pictures are more effective at conveying ideas and make this the focus of an upcoming school performance. Meanwhile, despite themselves, they are falling in love.

Although the debate over which art form is most effective is somewhat predictable in its ending, the journey between Dina and Jack is believable and fun.  A sweet and endearing film.

Waiting For My Real Life To Begin, Colin Hay

You Bring the Sun Out, Randy Crawford


Anonymous said...

I adore Juliette Binoche and like Clive Owen. It looks like fun. A battle of the sexes? Also an interesting concept. Which is most effective?

Will rent Petra.

K. :)

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hi, K.! I hope you enjoy it!

That's the debate in the film. I believe it's their journey that made the movie so much fun! :))