The Family Stone

Holiday Favorites: “The Family Stone”

Year: 2005 Runtime: 103 minutes Writer/Director: Thomas Bezucha Starring: Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Tyrone Giordano, Brian White, Elizabeth Reaser, Paul Schneider By Morgan Roberts The holidays bring out the best and worst in people. In this family dramedy, Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) is bringing home his girlfriend, Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) for the … Continue reading Holiday Favorites: “The Family Stone”

The Anti-RomCom Ending

Genres set certain expectations for a film’s narrative. While yes, the characters and plot most likely differ for each film—audiences know what to expect based on genre. Horror should scare, a documentary should inform, and comedy should cause laughter. Undoubtedly then, a romantic-comedy should have two characters who seemingly shouldn’t be together, end up together. Right? They meet, they usually don’t like each other, they end up falling in love—then, there is some type of conflict that separates them, but by the grace of the genre, the love overpowers any type of reality.  In the end, the two romantic characters end up together, falling in love—happily ever after, just like the fairytales told us so. The genre presents an expectation, a safe space. But—what if it doesn’t? Continue reading The Anti-RomCom Ending