Why are there no happy families in Hollywood?
Every new film seems to be about kids looking for a new family even if the kid is a space-travelling raccoon. I love Hollywoods obsession with divorce and dysfunction, but wouldnt it be nice to see a nuclear family on screen for once?
A few weeks ago I saw Richard Linklaters daring, ingenious film Boyhood, in which a young boy experiences a primal need to create a fully operational, emotionally nurturing family to replace the dysfunctional one he inherited after his parents got divorced. The film, shot over a 12-year period, uses a single group of actors, including the directors …read more