Family Reflection

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Growing up I was an only child with a single parent. My mom always did what she could to make me happy, but my mom and I were never really close at all. I always wanted a little brother or sister so I had someone to play with. But what I really wanted was for my mom to finally find someone to make her happy. To me, Helens family was very similar to mine besides the fact I lived with my grandparents as well.
The director of this movie wants to show the differences in families. Nobody is perfect to everyone, but they can be perfect in their own way. The main theme is to show that even if your family doesn’t have it all together in the end everything will still be okay because family is everything and things can change to fix for the better.
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Her son, Garry, barley talks because he is hiding something that only a guy could help him figure out, but his dad doesn’t want him to be in his life. Her daughter, Julie, is sexually active and is causing Helen a lot of stress. Helen is a single mom, juggling 2 children that she can 't get through to, a job, a house, and trying to make her and her children happy. Her family expresses strength for all that they go through and how things turn out. Throughout the movie Julies boyfriend moves in because Helen didn’t want her living with him after the huge fight they had and Garry just wants to go live with his dad. After getting off the phone with him Garry runs out of the house, hysterically, saying to Helen that his dad didn’t want him to be there. Letting him calm down, Helen gets out of the house and finally goes on a date. When she gets home, she …show more content…
My family is kind of like Helens, I don’t have a little brother, but Helen and my mom are kind of a like. They are single and like Julie, I always gave my mom a hard time. We were never close until I told her I was pregnant. Some people thought it was going to ruin our lives but it actually made things better. Helen and my mom rarely go out and do anything but when my mom does I’m happy for her. I’m Julie, I had to hide the person I liked because my mom didn’t really like him, and she thought he was too old. Well, my mom shortly lets that go because now he basically lives with us. The house is a little crowded at times, but we deal with it. A couple of months ago I told my mom I was pregnant, she didn’t find out the way Julies mom did, but she said the exact same thing, “I cant be a grandma, I’m too young.” But after letting everything sink in, she got to know Dylan, the guy I liked, and knew that we would be great parents. No we aren’t married and Dylan’s just a little bit smarter than Tod but our imperfections is what make us perfect. Getting pregnant young is a scary thing and if you don’t have support, it makes things even more terrifying. Julie and I were okay, we had our families and the father of our child there the whole

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