Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Flying Confessions of a Free Woman|
Director: Jennifer Fox
Filmmaker Jennifer Fox ("Beirut: The Last Home Movie," "An American Love Story") is a seasoned New Yorker struggling to juggle work, a married lover, a boyfriend, and her newly found desire to have a child. She decides to ... more »
wogan | Indiana&Maryland- U.S.A. | 11/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD set was a bit difficult to watch. It is not a soap opera as stated on the box . It is an agonizing introspective look of someone searching for love or the achievement of themselves as `a woman`, many times it seems she doesn't even love herself, she states in the introductions, she never wanted to be a girl - meaning she wanted the freedom her father had.
This would be a great series to watch for a course in women's studies, psychology or some related discussion group. It would generate some extremely interesting discussions, thoughts or papers.
As for the `pleasure ` of watching... it becomes mired in me, me, me. I just want to ask her where is the affection you should have for yourself and some empathy for others. She regularly flies all over the world to many 3rd world nations but just seems to discover at the end... `hey I've been leading a pretty middle class existence'. I really feel sorry for someone who has traveled that much and does not realize what more the average American, yes even the average American woman has than the rest of the world.
There is so very much resentment over marriage and those that choose it and that life style over fulfillment in a career. There is so much anger over her parents marriage, her mother's choices, her grandmother's behavior, understanding might seem to come in the last episode, but the fear/anger of what other women have chosen is so overwhelming - that is until she decides she might want a baby and a committed relationship. With so much introspection it is very frustrating to watch such an intelligent woman obsess and not have compassion for women that have chosen the 'traditional' mom-homemaker route or come to some understanding concerning and investigating into "Do they feel fulfilled", it`s always the single or divorced ones that are doing the discussing, but then again everyone seems to have the opinion that there are no really happy marriages out there?. Also there is her acceptance of how her long distance married lover treats her, he says "where are you" and she is more than willing most of the time to come back - behavior that does make me doubt her logic as a free woman, she seems pretty bound to what his needs are.
But let me emphasize there is a lot of powerful discussion and thoughtful material in here - it's just not very entertaining - hopefully that wasn't its' purpose."