Okay. I have mad appreciation for this book/movie. The latter ranks within my top five favorites of all-time. I will never get tired of this plotline.
The novel was written by Pat Conroy. The plot revolves around siblings Tom and Savannah, both of whom have trouble dealing with their pasts. As would be expected, their coping methods are different which leads Tom to a New York therapist in order to sort things out once and for all. So much more happens, but I really don’t want to spoil it for you. It’s so fantastic. Be warned, though: It is heavy, heavy stuff.
The movie adaptation stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. It is also pretty cool because Streisand directed the film in addition to acting and singing for it (Once again, all hail the Mighty Streis). The movie is very well-done and accurately portrays events that occur in the novel. I’d recommend it to those of appropriate age.
WHY I LOVE TPOT:
I love the idea that life doesn’t just have one beginning. I love that concept. That someone could totally re-invent his or her life years after its technical “beginning” fascinates me. It very much happens in the plot, though. The characters are forced to stare their personal demons in the face and deal with them. They can no longer hide from them. This kind of courage is so inspiring to me. It also is nice to be reminded that love can come out of even the most hideous and ugly situations. Love doesn’t care about the circumstances. When it is meant to be, it finds its way. That may be cliched, but even so, it doesn’t make it any less true. So folks, grab your tissues and a blanket and get to reading/watching!
Love and light!