Far from Heaven
Latin Quote: Suum cuique
"to each his own kind"

Far from Heaven (2002)

When the beautiful Julianne Moore discovers as have many an
American woman along the way (no doubt) that her husband's pent
 up frustrations and abusive outbursts and demeanor are the result of
 being a closet homosexual who is only just "found out" she turns to the
 most unlikely source of comfort - a black man who presents as an "only
 recently emancipated slave" as tempers on the matter run high in this
 small town it seems. 

Incredulously even this source of comfort turns out to be slow to
 recognize her pain in any way as to bring her relief. Instead the man
 she turns to seems to play  "hard to get" stringing her along for all the
 signs she gives full acceptance and  brings the community along,
 before it could be considered safe to take her up on  her obvious
 forward advances that are sexually aggressive in her articulation  with
 him. Its sad that when movies that look at the American cultural
 mosaic as  presently constituted ignore the great men of Europe who
 at present are in the  millions in South American countries (Spanish men
 that is). My brother in law is  from Chile and I have never met a man
 who is kinder and more decent and caring to  the Irish spirit having
 been welcomed rightly - that it is a terrible situation that  can only be
 corrected by using education to eliminate bigotry against the human
  spirit coming into its own were people can give each other the righter
 kind of care that almost all are yet yearning for down there. 

Michael Rizzo Chessman
michael@moviesbyrizzo.info

 

 

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