Members widower2 Posted September 5, 2012 Members Report Share Posted September 5, 2012 I was going to put this in the "coping with loss" area as it's so general, but don't get the impression a lot of people browse that, so........Music has always been a big part of my life and has helped me with this too - it can be something that picks me up, or sometimes music which is sad but that can help too, it a let it out kind of way. Happy to offer up ideas if anyone wants but be warned - most of the songs and possibly artists I have in mind you may not be familiar with and much is instrumental. For those looking for more mainstream things, maybe others can offer ideas?Movies are another story. One thing I have yet to find is a movie in which the loss/grieving is main topic and most if not all the focus is on that - so stuff like "Steel Magnolias" doesn't really count because it deals with and is about a lot more (the friendships etc etc). ie not just movies which happen to have a loss as part of it, but ones where that IS the movie. And I haven't found one really good one where it's about losing your partner. Here are the few I've found and my impressions - will try not to give away much if anything and ask the same of anyone responding similarly. Or at least if you might be about to, pls warn us first (esp regarding the outcome). These are all on Netflix FYI.Rabbit Hole (w/Nicole Kidman) - her child is killed in an accident and shows her and her husband dealing with it. Kinda. It's worth a watch I guess, but nothing great. They blew several great opportunities for emotional scenes and I was quite disgusted with how they painted grief support groups in an negative, inaccurate, even silly stereotyped way (that's Hollywood for you - has no clue about real life and real people, but pretends to).Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing (w/Mary Steenburgen) - a man loses his wife - this one's a little quirkier but better and probably the best of those I've seen, but I wouldn't say "great."The Boys Are Back - a man's wife dies of cancer but it's really about him moving on and taking care of their son. To be honest I got maybe 45 mins or so in and got annoyed with both the uneven handling of the topic and esp the dad being a really bad/clueless parent, to the point where I had to cut it off (so that would be a thumbs down ). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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