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    Reader comments on Blue Car

    Subject: Re: serious and disturbing
    Date: Dec 17, 2003
    Sender: rickPrevious | Next

    I agree it was disturbing, but the movie wasn't about statutory rape. It was about the real world and how troubled people often come together and have sex. As unappealing as it is, it is a fact of life that pretty girls get ALL men to think about sex. That is basic biology.

    Remember, it was only a movie. I think the director should have done a better job of portraying the teacher as an SOB earlier on. I think the movie lacked continuity, in that regard.

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    serious and disturbing

    I simply watch everything with David Straithairn in it. I think he is a wonderful actor with a wide range of subtle nuances, and I love the characters he portrays so convincingly. This time though I really did not get him. Was he supposed to be an evil guy from the beginning who was plotting and scheming and tricking the poor trusting girl? Did I miss something? What was his motivation...if there was one. Were we all being fooled? This movie is about a very serious issue...statuatory rape. Psychological rape. And as a detective once explained to me: "90% of all rapes are psychological ones where no one gets dragged behind bushes. It happens in a less obvious, but even more devious and sinister way, so the victim has a much harder time recognizing what has happened to her/him." We saw that on the screen, we watched it unfold. Although for some reason I did not see it coming. The girl's speech in the end was unbelievably brave (how did she get to this level of maturity, being shocked and traumatized, as you would think...it did not make sense to me), but even so, it was not enough. Humiliation is not enough. The perpetrator has to be brought to justice. This movie did a poor job of it by leaving it open, leaving it hanging, letting him get off easy...and not even admitting the tragedy in this. Not even clarifying the facts! A disturbing film. Its message gave me the chills.






    Comment index:

  • shifting in the red   from Heather Brittingham, Oct 11, 2003
  • Regarding the teacher - what do you think?   from Zoom, Oct 25, 2003
  • Re: Regarding the teacher - what do you think?   from L Dale Walter, Jul 9, 2004
  • serious and disturbing   from Dorothea, Oct 29, 2003
  • » Re: serious and disturbing «   from rick, Dec 17, 2003
  • Re: serious and disturbing   from AJ, Dec 19, 2003
  • Re: serious and disturbing   from Joshua, Dec 19, 2003
  • Re: serious and disturbing   from Bon, Jun 24, 2008
  • Re: serious and disturbing   from kaylbe, Jul 2, 2005
  • David Strathairm   from Blue Car, May 24, 2004
  • Amazing   from Farooq, May 30, 2005
  • music   from cari, Jul 17, 2005
  • Re: music   from megan, Mar 19, 2007
  • Who wrote the poems for Blue Car?   from Katie B., Nov 12, 2005
  • shifting in the red   from Heather Brittingham, Oct 11, 2003
  • Regarding the teacher - what do you think?   from Zoom, Oct 25, 2003
  • Re: Regarding the teacher - what do you think?   from L Dale Walter, Jul 9, 2004
  • serious and disturbing   from Dorothea, Oct 29, 2003
  • » Re: serious and disturbing «   from rick, Dec 17, 2003
  • Re: serious and disturbing   from AJ, Dec 19, 2003
  • Re: serious and disturbing   from Joshua, Dec 19, 2003
  • Re: serious and disturbing   from Bon, Jun 24, 2008
  • Re: serious and disturbing   from kaylbe, Jul 2, 2005
  • David Strathairm   from Blue Car, May 24, 2004
  • Amazing   from Farooq, May 30, 2005
  • music   from cari, Jul 17, 2005
  • Re: music   from megan, Mar 19, 2007
  • Who wrote the poems for Blue Car?   from Katie B., Nov 12, 2005