Back in 2014, I read the book by the same title. You can read my review of that here. Now, a different book group is reading this book, so we watched the 2019 movie version over the weekend to refresh my memory of it for the current discussion. We were delighted to like the movie it as much as we did.
The basic message in this film is to not to step away from being creative. We must all be sure to keep chasing after what makes us feel alive. It is not surprising to hear me championing that idea! This is important for your own health, sanity, and relationships. I love this theme, which is why I felt like this was a worthwhile movie.
There is a good mother/daughter relationship in this film, which is nice to see. I love a certain scene of them singing together in the car, and I appreciate how the daughter knew her mother would never cross certain boundaries. They both went to bat for each other in fundamental ways.
Kate Blanchett does a great job acting. Furthermore, the marvelous cinematographic views of both Seattle and Antarctica were beautiful to behold. Also, I prefer movies where things are resolved satisfactorily in the end.
If you need a story about getting your life back together after it has spun out of whack, this may be the movie for you. I give it four stars.