Tag Archives: Loss of a Son

Film Review: Cake (2014) by Daniel Barnz

This dark drama paints a conflicting portrait of a woman dealing with complicated grief

When Cake came out in theaters last year, I remember hearing all the buzz about how “America’s Sweetheart” Jennifer Aniston made herself completely unglamorous in the role of a woman dealing with chronic pain (along and the snub she received … Continue reading

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Film Review: Après Lui (2007) by Gaël Morel

This beautiful French film realistically captures the raw emotions and complicated grief of a mother whose only son dies suddenly in a car crash and follows how she tries to cope with his absence

Après Lui opens with two male best friends goofing around by dressing up in one of the men’s mothers’ clothes and dancing around to music. They invite the one friend’s mother, Camille (played by the amazing Catherine Deneuve) to come … Continue reading

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An Ongoing Memorial Celebration

The parents of Josh, who died in a car accident in Vietnam, continue to heal though their art

As I reviewed the photos I present below, my hair to stood up on my arms and chills were sent down my back – such undying love. A true oxymoron for two people who continue to use art as their … Continue reading

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