Men, Women & Children is a refreshingly honest portrayal of modern society’s social issues effecting a group of high school students and their parents, such as body image, relationships, self-esteem, infidelity and the way that technology has impacted our communication and our relationship dynamics.
Pitch Perfect 2 was perfectly adequate, meeting my every expectation of what I thought it would be and left me giggling semi-regularly. But, maybe it was just the fact that I was all buttered up and happy from the free champagne and chocolates on ‘ladies night’ – the pre-screening – in a packed cinema full of jolly and merry women, sitting next to my friends.
To some degree, I am quite surprised at the uproar and dialogue surrounding the recent deaths of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. I might be blacklisted to admit that I cannot get on board. Imagine if Australians had this kind of passionate momentum towards other injustices in Australia that occur to innocent Australians?
In this episode Hannah’s parents show the first sign of any trouble in their marriage. In the opening scene Hannah’s dad – Tad – comes out to Hannah’s mum Loreen announcing that he is gay. Loreen is understandably heartbroken. They attend her tenure party which is meant to be all about her work and success but ironically she feels it is anything but. Tad gives a very compassionate speech, exclaiming his deep respect for Loreen but she laughs in mockery.
This episode was great and took such a refreshing angle. Hannah has started her new job as a substitute teacher where she meets Fran – played by Jake Lacy who was also on the Office. He asks her out for drinks and Hannah says yes. Her first official date post-Adam and she can’t believe that she’s dating again like a 45-year-old whose just got out of a bad divorce; “My Pilates teacher inspired me to take a chance.”