Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Little Miss Sunshine

I know I said that I would watch a new movie, but I didn’t really have time to do that yet. I did watch Little Miss Sunshine again this weekend. Throughout this movie, there are several instances in which love is shown. Although this love may vary from passion to familial love, the idea of love is a connecting factor. In the movie, Frank, played by Steve Carrel, is heartbroken over the loss of his love to another colleague. From this breakup and other factors, Frank tries to take his own life. This love Frank had reminded me a lot of Catullus and his love of Lesbia. Catullus is completely in love with her and is, in many instances, unable to cope with their breakup. The movie also shows familial love. Even though Cheryl and Richard have a rocky relationship, they figure out that they both have the family as the first priority. Catullus refers to a familial and protective love when he describes the relationship of a father and son. Richard figures out that this complex relationship is more than just financially protecting his family. It encompasses protection and emotional stability. Even though Catullus's poetry has many different ideas about love, it is a universal human emotion that is relatable to everybody.


Kelsey2 said...

It is also worth noting that Frank's relationship with another man mirrors Catullus' experience that his heart can be manipulated or broken by a lover of any gender. Especially if they write good poetry.

Bob Patrick said...

Nice job!
Mr. P