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Naked As We Came

I still can't make up my mind of what I think of the movie overall. I do like fucked up family dramas but then they have to be done well. The plot is decent but there is something missing in all of this. This measured, claustrophobic drama about a pair of siblings reuniting with their terminally ill mother moves at a very slow pace, which sometimes can be off-putting, but some wide-screen cinematography comes as a saving grace. Elliot and Laura are running their family business in Manhattan and are visiting their mother whom they haven’t seen in a year and a half. They find out that she is dying of cancer. The mother Lilly admits that she wasn’t the best of mothers and the relationship strains between the three of them is very evident. She was more interested in her orchids than her children. She was married to a man who was a womanizer and interested in making a career in politics. Lilly lives in a huge estate now and unknown to the kids, Ted has been living with their mother

The New Normal (TV series)

It is so interesting to see more and more gay themed sitcoms being shown on American television. Years back Will & Grace changed the face and this recently was continued in 2013 with this new sitcom. Aired with 22 episodes in season 1, unfortunately it never got renewed but thankfully the season 1 ended up quite decent and so the viewers were not really left high and dry. The series is about the gay couple Bryan and David living in LA. Bryan is a prodcuer/events co ordinated while David is a doctor. They are a cute couple who have been together for a while and are now looking to expand their family by either adoption or surrogacy.They are quite well to do and successful. A chance meet with Goldie changes their life forever. Goldie is a very young single mother, midwestern waitress who doesn't have a handle on her life. Trying to escape her overbearing small-minded grandmother, she decides to leave her cheating husband and move to LA with her sweetest 8 year old daughter Sh

More Than Friendship (German)

Be it the title or the film poster, somehow I had big expectations from this film. I know, that expectations do kill the fun sometimes but this film came way too short on that. Sure its a thought provoking story and had a lot of potential but the director in my opinion somewhere missed the boat. I think this would have been a fantastic short film, but a full fledged feature film was quite boring for me. We are introduced to Mia, Lukas and Jonas. They are friends from childhood until 3 years ago when things changed and the three realized that they were more than friends. The three of them become lovers, something that provokes people around them and something which is beyond all conventions. Even their parents can't understand and are not to comfortable with the situation. The 3 of them are on a vacation which seems to last forever and we slowly find out that Jonas is sick and is dying and the three of them are trying their best to keep their love for each other intact. Jonas onl