Thursday Movie Picks: Father-Daughter Relationships (Biologically Related)
At the end of each month, Thursday Movie Picks has an all-in-family edition theme, with this week taking a look at father-daughter relationships. Some of my choices this week are/feel kind of 'out there' for the theme, but I chose to focus on the relationship rather than actual father-daughter movies. Here are my choices this week:
Sofia Coppola’s films are known to be stylish, with Somewhere being a testimony to it. It chronicles the life of actor Johnny Marco as he does his responsibilities in his profession, at the same time try to bond with his daughter who stays with him over the summer. Both Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning were great in their roles,
What I liked about the Die Hard movies is that they put some sense of reality in John McClane’s life through his family. In Live Free or Die Hard, we meet his daughter who he has a really bad relationship with due to him being absent as a father. As movies pointed out, physically intense experiences tend to bring people together, in which the movie culminates with them at least being a little bit closer, even if the relationship is still strained.
We don’t get to see much of the father-daughter relationship in Stoker, but the parts we do see gives us an understanding on how Richard, India’s father has coped with the possible psychological thinking of his daughter. He tried to channel her energy in other ways that would be beneficial to her growth. Though it doesn’t technically pay off in the end, I think what’s important is the intention behind it.