Analysis Of The Movie ' Parenthood ' Essays

756 Words Oct 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Influence of Parents There are many themes in the film “Parenthood”, however, one in particular stands above all the others: no matter who you are or where you come from, your family has an enormous impact on you and your future, for better or worse. The Buckman’s portray this perfectly throughout the movie. Frank Buckman was a horrible father to Gil, Susan, Helen, and Larry. This, evidently, had a negative impact on all of them. You see Gil, overwhelmed with children (and their problems) of his own, and a wife who he struggles to maintain a solid relationship with. Then there’s Susan, who copes with her relationship issues by eating junk food. Helen has children she can’t control, wears a fake smile, and owns many sex toys. Larry is the worst of the bunch, with a gambling addiction so bad that he loves it more than his son, Cool. All of these parents are who they are because of the environment in which they were raised. If Frank had been a better father to them, it is likely that they wouldn’t have many of the problems they do. Parents influence their children, and therefore influence the parents they will be someday. The writers of “Parenthood” must have been thinking this, as it is extremely apparent throughout the film. Being the contemplative individual I am, the film made me think about my own life. While watching the movie I was thinking about my parents, grandparents, and even my great-grandparents. I mostly thought of my father’s side of the family, as I have…

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