I was sitting watching TV with my daughter last night and a commercial for a movie came on and Gabi turned to me and said,” OMG, Chris Pine is so hot! I want to see that movie.”
I looked up from my cell phone (because I was checking emails) , looked to see what the movie was that she was talking about, and I said,” No, Gabi. You do not want to see that movie.”
“yes I do. Why shouldn’t I? The commercial just said ,’ It’s the must-see heart-warming movie of the summer.’ ”
How do I explain?
The movie she was talking about is People Like Us.
A brief description:
A guy, played by Chris Pine, finds out his dad dies and heads home for the funeral…
Do you have warm fuzzies yet?
Let me tell you more then.
After returning home, he finds out that his dad not only had an affair many years prior, but that it resulted in the birth of a child and that, according to his father’s will, he now had to seek the daughter and her son out to give them money from the father’s estate.
I can assure you, there is nothing heart-warming about that situation.
While I don’t talk about the baby (who is now a toddler), it does not mean I don’t think about him every single day.
But there is nothing heart-warming about it.
It is hurtful, and shameful, and the biggest betrayal any wife and child can experience.
And, honestly, for all of the children, it is just simply unfair.
And that, no matter how many Hollywood screenwriters try it, can not be turned into a magical scenerio.
we can forget,
And I just can not even begin to imagine what it would be like to find all of that out many years later…
the complete lies that were told,
the absolute betrayal.
The hidden child would feel neglected,
and the betrayed family,
While I don’t love the position my family is in,
while it is painful to admit,
at least we know.
But, to describe any of this as “heart-warming”,
clearly, the writers have never experienced how incredibly heart-wrenching this truly is.
For all involved.