Last weekend it snowed in my area. Boyfriend and I had plans to go away for the weekend, but given the weather forecast we decided to stay home instead. The unexpected down time afforded us several hours to lounge in front of the TV with lots of cookies and ice cream.
While scanning the menu for something to watch, we stumbled upon the movie An Unmarried Woman. Naturally, I found the title to be intriguing, so Boyfriend pushed the play button.
The flick follows Erica Benton, a New Yorker, through the end of what she thought was a happy marriage. Despite the age of the film (1978), the content remains relevant as Erica struggles with her identity, leans on her girlfriends, reaches out to a therapist, experiments with men and grapples with her role as a mother. Some of my favorite quotes were:
- “Depression has a way of making itself nice and comfortable.”
- “[Daddy] left me, not you.”
- “Do you think you’ll feel like this forever?”