Over the weekend Kobus and I watched a film called “The Rebound”. The plot of the story is something along the following lines:
Husband has an affair. Wife files for a divorce and moves herself and the two kids to the city. She finds a job, gets her life back on track and then her best friend advises that she now needs a rebound relationship. Date means finding a nanny and luckily the cute boy from the coffee shop below her flat mentioned that he is a babysitter. Very typical from these kind of films is that Mom falls in love with the boy nanny who is almost half her age. She fights the urge to call it a relationship. She gives up and call it a relationship. Twist in the story and she breaks up with him because he is too young and according to her, things can never work because she is holding him back from his dreams.
This is pretty much where Kobus and I had a little difference in opinion about men and woman. He felt that Mom was being unfair and not giving the relationship a chance. I understood where she was coming from, I honestly think there is a big difference between a female dating a man much younger (we are talking 15 years younger) with kids on her side, no kids on his. And a man dating a woman fifteen years younger, with or without kids.
So, what is your opinion?
** Naturally as with all films of this kind. Boy and Girl did meet again. This film had a slight twist, I really liked the twist. I think it is a lovely light film, perfect if your man is a Catherine Zeta–Jones fan.
So I know I am way behind most people – I saw the film before I even knew the books existed. I won’t say this out loud, but my thoughts were – “what a teenage drama” and “I can’t believe everyone is making such a big deal of it” Yet I started reading Twilight about a week ago:
- Knowing books are much better than films.
- Knowing that I will always wonder what everyone was on about when they made their oh and ah comments, with the Twilight this and Twilight that.
I’m nearly finished with the first book and I am glad to report that it is an enjoyable read. I will read the other three books but I won’t buy the t-shirt or start (yet another) fan-blog.
I will however report that I had a dream this morning – I dreamt I was being hunted by vampires! It was a pretty intense dream, similar to playing a computer game where you need to focus really hard because you are winning. The kind where one irrational action could mean GAME OVER.
So much so that Kobus battled to wake me up!
What are your thought regarding the Twilight Saga? Have you read them? It is worth reading the other three books?
I watched the Pursuit of Happyness the weekend. It is absolutely beautiful, heart-breaking and inspiring all at the same time. And it also happens to take me back to a time in my life when I thought all was lost!
It is one of those, really painful moments where you feel you are in the same space you were back then. Although as soon as you look in from the outside rather than from an emotional point of view you can see the growth. You can see just how far you’ve come!
Yet it is still uncomfortable and you don’t feel like thinking or reminding yourself of that time. Of that space.