24 August 2018 | westsideschl
A Story Never Fulfilled
This story concept had potential, i.e. one possibility was older scamsters/crooks taking advantage of a brother & sister left w/a farm they were raised on and having monetary value unknown to them. Also, that a hard working life on a farm has rewards beyond money. Instead we are left w/a lot of arguing; looking at cremated ashes; the ubiquitous smoking scenes in film (didn't make sense here since they would only smoke a couple of times which smokers don't do). No signs of cigs anywhere else. The real negatives are: 1. The male brother dominates (makes final decisions) over his supposedly equal partner sister in the farm. More female submissiveness, and negatively she's displayed losing her cool quite a few times. 2. Brother says, "God determines your life whatever it is to be. Everyday I work to forgive myself, we're only human. I know my Lord forgives me, that's all we can do." This guilt & fatalistic view from religions that life, it's problems & solutions are not in our hands is a quitters belief - there is always something one can do to make the planet & it's inhabitants better off. The easiest is to not be consumer fixated and use the money to improve any & everything.