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    Reader comments on Winter Solstice

    Subject: Another View
    Date: Oct 3, 2005
    Sender: Ed CassidyPrevious | Next

    I agree that this film seems to be missing dialogue and depth, but I wonder if that is the point. We are not just observers here but part of the experience - the lack of questioning among the characters and the frozen emotions. In this all-male household you miss out on the probing questions that a mother might ask. All of the males shield their emotions, leave obvious questions in the air, and give a pat on the back rather than an inquisitive look. The introduction of Molly shows that another world is possible as we see Jim Winters start to open up and Pete Winters begin to wonder about this woman.

    I left the film with hope. That it may not be too late for at least a father and son to connect. That Jim Winters may get a second chance. Maybe the point of the film is to show how a few missing pieces can distort the picture and throw a family off course. And how the right piece can make it all understandable again.

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