Sunday, May 15, 2016

Movie Reviews: spotlighting survivors of abuse, survivors of toxic partners and families, survivors of alcoholic families

image by © Lise Winne

(please note, this page will be constantly updated as I write new reviews)

pg 1:
(click on movie name to be taken to the review)

Into the Wild -- a young man from an abusive family who has graduated from college, leaves on a two year adventure that neither his parents or sister know about.

August Osage County -- a toxic abusive family with substance abuse issues gathers for the disappearance and death of the patriarch.

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Good Will Hunting -- a survivor of severe child abuse and parental abandonment is a genius janitor who works at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ends up transcending his past through therapy and abilities to solve complicated math problems.

The Tudors (series) -- my pick among movies and series about how abusers act (narcissists, malignant narcissists and sociopaths). King Henry VIII of England rules with an iron fist, believes his words are divine, surrounds himself with other narcissists and sociopaths in the way of flattering servants, practices "idealize, devalue and discard" with his wives, has his wives banished or executed with trumped up charges, and is a serial bully both on the world stage and in his private life.

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