Parenthood Movie Response To The Movie

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Unified Bonds: Response to the movie “Parenthood.” Out of all of the families in this movie, I feel as though I can relate to… well, all of them in some sort of way. Gil’s family, in my opinion, is something like the suburban representation of what the concept of a uniform family should look like. He lives the go-to domestic lifestyle. His marriage is solid, his children happy, healthy. In many ways, Gil’s life reminds me a lot of the way mine used to be. As a child, my family unit seemed put together, seemed stable and promising. My mom and dad were married; something that, at the time, I thought set the foundation for a future that was imprinted with a “happily-ever-after.” We were settled around the portion of the town that was called …show more content…
As for the Susan’s family, they present only a fraction of who my family is. They make up the educational factors of our intentions, and form the basis of my parent’s futuristic desires for my brother and me. My mom and dad are not as obsessive over our cognitive learning as Nathan was over Patty’s, but their expectations remain at a high, yet realistic, level. They always have.
The very last scene touched me. Seeing everyone standing in that room, waiting to see Helen’s baby, gave me a sense of nostalgia. It reminded me that… well… that I don’t have that. It made me wish that my own kin, that my own family, could be that intertwined. Presently we remain at a distance, both physically and emotionally. My bloodline is spread across the nation; from Iowa to Illinois, from California to Maine. I’ve even got relations on the islands of Hawaii. Not one keeps in contact properly, not a single one of us. The only decent communication I receive from any part of my family is my dad’s side, my Aunt San and Uncle Jay. Oh, and let’s not forget Renee and Andy. Nor should I neglect Celine, the four-year-old daughter of Renee; the baby who is loved the most and cherished the most, though she was never meant to be. My entire outer family,- the cousins, the aunts, the uncles, and the one grandma,- is the equivalent to the black sheep of the Buckman’s, to Larry. They are, and will always be, the vaguest part of my

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