'Brooks' preference is clear: wise Mexican earth mother trumps competitive American neurotic every time.'
Hmm. Either Catsoulis married into that name or she's lost touch with her own roots, which is a big fear of Flor in the film in question. Some cultures really do hang on dearly to their traditions and values. Heard of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"? It's not just Greek families. Or Asian families. Or Hispanic families. Or (to a point) Italian families. And of course I mean all those families of those origins, not those who just moved here from other countries. As for Leoni's character, she represents (at least to me) any parent (male or female) who's so neurotic and (somehow) self-absorbed and obsessed with what she thinks is perfection that she's not seeing what she's doing to her daughter. These people do exist, they really do. It *had* to be the wife in this movie and not the husband for a couple of reasons. 1) women tend to have a more distorted perception of their own bodies that then gets passed down to their daughters 2) had Sandler's character been the neurotic, bossy perfectionist, he'd have been perceived as absolutely no good once he contemplated cheating on his long-suffering wife with the hot maid. Get it? I hope so.
Feb 13 - 04:00 PM