Whatever Happened to Grey Gardens
Recently, I watched this film with my father.
Later the same day, we watched this one.
The two films have a lot in common. They are both about two women who have been having the same argument for decades and they hold petty resentments against each other that result in tragedy. In Whatever Happened to Baby Jane the petty resentment leads to murder. In Grey Gardens the tragedy is that it really happened. My father and I had an interesting conversation about the dangers of being stuck in the past and not letting go of grudges. Insightful guy, my father, but this was definitely a departure from his typical viewing. I’m glad we got to see them together though and that we had the opportunity to discuss them. We don’t often have conversations like that, but they’re always good when we do.