The Kids Are All Right
"...marriage is hard... Just two people slogging through the shit, year after year, getting older, changing. It's a f*cking marathon, okay? So, sometimes, you know, you're together for so long, that you just... You stop seeing the other person. You just see weird projections of your own junk. Instead of talking to each other, you go off the rails and act grubby and make stupid choices... You know if I read more Russian novels, then..."
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This movie explores the consequences of a married couple who stop communicating when one partner becomes suffocated. In this case it's a same-sex couple, and that stifled partner seeks refuge in a heterosexual affair born out of needing to feel vital again. Long-term relationships are indeed a long hard road, no mere joyful sprint.
Oscar-worthy tip: Always see your partner for who they really are, and don't take them for granted.
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