In a relationship there are few things as nerve wracking as meeting your partner's parents for the first time. You've probably been there. You want them to like you, but how do you know you can be yourself right away? Will you get lucky? This week, Wanderer wants us to talk about movies where the characters have to do just that. I was excited for this week because I get to talk about one big hit, and two little seen films that I enjoyed.
Ben Winshaw plays a man who's Chinese/Cambodian boyfriend dies, and he meets his lover's mother. She's also grieving, but they don't speak the same language and she didn't know of their relationship. It's a very quiet and beautiful film.
2) The Big Sick
I'm sure everyone saw this last year. Kumail Nanjiani details meeting his now wife's parents for the first time while she falls into a coma. This was a great film and I'm still so happy they got an Oscar nomination for writing.
3) The Greatest
This film is admittedly pretty cliched, but I just adored it. Carey Mulligan plays a teenager who finds out that she's pregnant after her boyfriend is killed. With nowhere to go, she approaches his parents, whom she hadn't met before.