This is one of the most memorable, true movies I have seen in many years.
I do not want to spoil the experience you are about to have watching this movie. So rather than tell you a synopsis of the story, I will tell you what this film is.
This is a story of love, of hate, of family, of heartbreak, of being true to oneself. The actors are excellent and the story rings true. I loved this movie. What a pleasure to watch. And this movie is a gift. Like reading classic literature, you become enmeshed and invested in the characters, the plot, the family. Beautifully acted, wonderfully produced, the story and the characters will capture your heart early in the movie. I was so invested in the characters I did not want this movie to end.
This story reminded me of my mother and one of the many valuable lessons she taught me. She was born in 1916 and was a wise, sage woman lightyears ahead of her time. She had a cherished friend she had loved since they were four years old, a wonderful woman. I remember Mom told me that "Helene" was different than any of her many friends I had previously met. She explained that difference to me as the way someone is born and that although different, that difference did not make Helene wrong, just unique. My mother remained friends with her her entire life. And my mother's explanation set the tone for me as a very young girl to understand, accept, and celebrate each individual for the beauty of who, and not what they are.
I think so much hate and anger comes from people being afraid. And not understanding. We do not choose who we are. Rather, we are who we are.
Thank you, Amazon. You are setting a precedence for excellence with this movie, and so many of your productions I have had the pleasure to watch. I didn't think there were very many movies worth watching that were made since the 1940's. Amazon's productions make me want to watch movies again.