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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:22 PM
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Just Like Heaven, what a disgusting movie
Edited on Mon Aug-14-06 08:36 PM by RGBolen
Seems the message is a woman who works to have a successful career is going to be unhappy and is missing out on something. What utter garbage. This is an insulting and degrading piece of filth.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:28 PM
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1. Say what?
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:32 PM
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2. She said " Freepers were at Salem " Get it ? You Should !
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:33 PM
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3. Uh, you don't even know what the movie is about
Here's the trailer:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/just_like_heav...

It's about a young career girl who dies in an auto accident and as a ghost starts a romance with some young guy. Seriously, that is the plotline. So what are you talking about?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:34 PM
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4. Seems the whole thing is she "realizes" she would be happy not working

for her career.
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:04 PM
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12. I haven't seen it..but..
Since when is a career the sole measure of happiness or fulfillment? Personally, I'd give up my 'career' in a heartbeat if I could. I hate every second that I'm at work.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 10:10 PM
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21. So you think all stay-at-home moms are misygony enablers?
:eyes: Some women decide BY THIER OWN CHOICE that they would rather be a housewife then have a career. People who bash stay-at-homw wives are just as bigoted as male chauvinists who think all women should be barefoot and pregnant.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:36 PM
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5. Bit cryptic that
Edited on Mon Aug-14-06 08:38 PM by nam78_two
;)...
But I think I got what you are talking about ....

Its a movie right? I haven't seen it...
But yeah, sounds about right..any woman who ain't bratting left and right is missing out according to most h/w movies..boo waaa :eyes:

Seriously though, there seems to be a concerted effort these days to drive womin back to the kitchen where they belong...All those ridiculous "studies" about how women are happier if they stay home etc etc.

I think most people who are working in jobs they hate would be happier staying at home and thats a lot of people. But it just wouldn't have the pow now would it, of suggesting that we women should be doing a woman's work :eyes:
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:42 PM
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6. Maybe you're overreacting.
I haven't seen the movie, but I've read the synopsis and reviews. It sounds like Dr. Masterson was a workaholic physician who didn't know how to handle down time, personal relationships, and "real life" ... didn't know how to "stop and smell the roses," so to speak.

That doesn't exactly sound to me like it's telling women they have to choose being having a career or not. It just sounds like a message of remembering to have a balanced life.

If that's what the movie conveys, what's the problem? :shrug:
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Tulum_Moon Donating Member (556 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:47 PM
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7. sounds like a good movie
I think I will go see it.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:00 PM
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10. It's on DVD by now.
It came out in 2005. Here's the site where I read about it: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425123 .

It does sound sweet and I really like Reese Witherspoon. We certainly do need things to smile about these days!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:07 PM
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13. Oh I saw that, it was cute
And I'm pretty sensitive to sexist movie messages. I don't remember there even being a stop and smell the roses message, she was a pretty happy career woman whose ghost fell in love is all. It was one of those fate movies, just mindless entertainment.
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:54 PM
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8. Hunh?
Are you talking about the really cute romantic comedy with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo? Guess I'll have to watch it again because I don't remember it being anything like you've described.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:55 PM
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9. It is an EXCELLENT movie, and NOWHERE is it hinted...
that she would consider abnadoning her career as an MD, only that she would srike a better balance between career and having an actual personal life.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:16 PM
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14. Balance. That's the key.
Before I end this extended break and get back to work, I'll tell a little personal story.

When my son was in high school, he decided he wanted to go to a military academy. (This was back during the reign of George I.) He was a good student but not a great one, and he played sports well but wasn't a star. I was really worried that he wouldn't make it and would be crushed.

To try to help him, I prodded a bit about striving for better grades or taking more advanced classes to improve his qualifications. One night he told me, "Mom, I'm not going to drive myself insane to make straight A's. That's not going to make me a better person or any smarter. I need down time and I need to keep myself balanced. If I'm supposed to get into an academy, I'll get in."

He was 15 when he said that to me. I was in wonder at the wisdom he showed.

Epilogue: He was accepted, attended, graduated, and served for more than the required 5 years afterwards. Now he's working on an advanced academic degree and still shows the same kind of wisdom, insight, and personal balance that he astonished me with as a youngster.

It's all about setting your personal priorities and keeping your balance.

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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:17 PM
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15. Just popped it into the dvd player.
Mentioned in the opening credits is that it's loosely based on the novel "If Only It Were True" - found here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743406184/104-5781607...

Think I'll go make some popcorn and watch it again.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:33 PM
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18. Hope it's better than the book
The novel was absolutely WRETCHED. One of the worst-written pieces of dreck I'd ever had the misfortune to pick up (it was remaindered and I STILL paid too much, at $4.95). I never did manage to finish it--and that's saying something--as a writer myself, I'm all for giving novels plenty of time to redeem themselves. But If Only It Were True...sorry... :puke:
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:01 PM
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11. Interpretation is largely correct, but the story is pretty good.
Edited on Mon Aug-14-06 09:05 PM by Democrats_win
I keep trying to figure out if the message given in the opening post is correct and it is about right. They don't put it exactly that way but essentially that's what they're saying. She's too focused on her promotion and is missing out on other things in life. I agree, this portrayal is stereotypical because a person in her situation isn't automatically unhappy. There's just no way around it, the message sucks. I liked the fact it was in San Francisco and Mark Ruffalo is great. The plot is pretty good.

(I saw it on DVD a month or so ago. It wasn't real memorable because at first I thought you were talking about A Night in Heaven starring Christopher Atkins as a high school stripper which I could see someone calling filth, but that is a matter of opinion.)
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:19 PM
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16. Mark Ruffalo is a prick. I went to high school with him.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:20 PM
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17. I saw it and I thought
it was a nice, sweet little movie. Nothing groundshaking at all, just a nice love story.
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:39 PM
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19. It would be sensible ...
if you actually saw the movie before reviewing it.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 10:17 PM
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22. I did watch the filth
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:54 PM
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20. i have seen the movie twice, and would have never interpreted it
the same as you. not even. not kinda.

cute movie. no big deal movie. nothing about her being unhappy and missing life though it is evident in the hours she put in to get what she wants. all about her kicking ass in her career. and nowhere, even the end, is there the thought she is giving up her career nor is she asked to by the male

you couldnt be more off.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 10:31 PM
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23. I, for one, SAW the movie and didn't get that at all
Seems like both the male and female characters in that movie had pretty pathetic love lives prior to meeting each other. And while the female character was a bit of a Type-A personality, the male character was much more laid back. He was still unhappy.

I thought it was a really sweet movie and very funny in parts. My wife liked it too.
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