Thursday Movie Picks: Stepfamiles
It's another all in the family edition and Wandering Through The Shelves and this week's topic is step families. Or as I liked to call it: "That week where I tried really hard to pick something other than Stepmom" and also "The week I kicked myself for already using What Maisie Knew and Pan's Labyrinth" So let me give you the good, the weird, and the ugly side of step parents.
I think one of the most important parts about Juno to me was how supportive the step mother was. A lot of films paint step parents in a negative light, but this one we had the step mom being as supportive as she could with the situation.
2) Step Brothers
It's the fucking Catalina Wine Mixer and also one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. I about died when Farrell called Richard Jenkins a "geriatric fuck."
3) Bastard out of Carolina
This film is so hard to watch. When I first saw it on TV (on Lifetime because of course) it was heavily edited and I had no clue. Then I watched the original cut later on and nope'd the hell out of a re-watch ever again. Jena Malone gives one of the best young performances I've ever seen. Why they didn't throw an Emmy (It was a TV movie) at this child is beyond me. I'm raging all over again thinking of how much I hated both the mother and step father in this film.