Chandler’s Trailers: “The Guilt Trip” (2012)

0000guilt1     If there is a gap of attitudinal understanding (more like a chasm if Hollywood is to be believed) between parents and their adult children, one must wonder what influence the movies have played in both defining and enthusiastically championing such generational rifts. Certainly the parent was traditionally seen as the ultimate harbinger of wisdom and guidance during the Production Code era, where the Biblical Commandment “Honor Thy Mother and Father” was scrupulously adhered to in spirit-  with the novelty exception of comically inclined [the “Blondie” series] portrayals or portraits of exaggerated familial eccentricity [“You Can’t Take It With You”]  -whereas in more contemporary times (no doubt given the illusion of credibility by an accelerated tendency toward unrelenting parental incompetence tolerated by far more clever [read: unconscionably bratty one-liner machines] progeny on television sitcoms) an antithetical antagonism has become the media depicted norm. More often than not, contrivance is the rule of the day in order to maintain and perpetuate this insulting model of ageist disfunction which presumes that anyone of a later generation must be a doddering idiot unequipped with the slightest filter for creating embarrassing public interactions.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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1 Response to Chandler’s Trailers: “The Guilt Trip” (2012)

  1. beetleypete says:

    I don’t think I could bear to watch this. It’s all I can do to read the review.
    Regards, Pete.

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