Saucers of Mud

March 16, 2008

Free Film Studies Dissertation Topic and Title

Filed under: Uncategorized — matt w @ 7:34 pm

If I Could Turn Back Time: The Chick Flick and Alternate Realities

(a comparative study of The Lake House, Premonition, and Sliding Doors)

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  1. Me, Myself, I, a less well-known film of Rachel Griffiths, could be included as well.

    Comment by Anders Weinstein — March 20, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

  2. Good one. The imdb entry reminds me of non-chick flick Family Man, which in turn reminds me of It’s a Wonderful Life which I suppose is the origin of this device — though I also understand that the alternate reality in IaWL doesn’t dominate the movie as it does in the chick flicks under discussion.

    Comment by matt w — March 22, 2008 @ 8:54 am

  3. I love MMI! It’s the only one of those movies I’ve seen. It’s all about the career-and-romantic-freedom version of her coming to a rapprochement with the mommy-and-somewhat-compromised-career version of her, and in the end mourning the things they hadn’t chosen a little, but not regretting the life they’ve had and better understanding the conditions that shape the other’s life and determine their behavior. It’s like this healing parable for the mommy wars.

    Comment by Tia — April 1, 2008 @ 7:15 am


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