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“The Happy Ending”

April 15th, 2013 by Vader

Lileks eviscerates a pretentious 1969 movie that richly deserves it.     

Of course, the kind of people that wrote, produced, and directed this kind of film are now telling us how important it is that gay couples have access to socially-sanctioned marriages.

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April 15th, 2013 10:48:15

April 15, 2013

I loathe, with the deepest and most intense hatred I can manage, the attitude that marriage=unhappinesss ergo, for happiness, we might as well avoid marriage.

It seems this entire generation has been disillusioned by bad marriages of their parents or friend’s parents. It seems that the previous generation sowed the wind, but it is always the next generation that really reaps the whirlwind.

Without having seen this movie, is there anything possible the husband could have done? It reminds me of “Eat, Love, Pray”, which followed a very similar plotline. This is the female version of pornography, and all the more dangerous for not at least being recognized as such.

April 15, 2013

According to infogalactic, the fictional husband has occasionally cheated on his wife. I suspect this was an afterthought, added to provide a fig leaf for the wife’s behavior. It does not appear to be played up in the film the way it would have been if that had been the real issue.

April 16, 2013

Zen, your views are elevated and correct.

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