Saturday, June 14, 2014

UU A Way Of Life at the movies - Virginia

Virginia is a lovely film available on streaming Netflix. Here is a brief synopsis from IMDB:

Virginia is a charming, yet mentally ill mother whose greatest love is her protector and illegitimate son, Emmett. But her longest love belongs to the local-married-Mormon Sheriff, who is running for public office and might very well be Emmett's father. This boardwalk town's well-kept secrets are threatened when Virginia's son begins a romantic relationship with Tipton's daughter. 

Jennifer Connelly plays the part of Virginia and Ed Harris plays the part of her married, Mormon, Sheriff lover, Richard Tipton. The movie story line demonstrates that life is not what it appears and that love is not adherence to conventional norms of society or religion. The film forces you to look deeper in the lives of the characters and their intentions and motivations are often not what they appear. The film is comedically poignant in many places

It is well worth watching and I give it an 8 on a ten point scale.


  1. This film is comedy, albeit, dark comedy, and part of the pathos is the hypocrisy. Virginia has an innocence that is infectious especially when she asks the Mormon boys for their blessings. Thanks for recommending this film. I did enjoy it very much.

  2. Wonderful film. I especially liked how Emmett takes care of his mother. He understands her and looks out for her in very loving, sensitive, and caring ways and yet continues to pursue his own life falling in love, getting married, and reassuring Virginia that he will always be there for her and that rather than shutting her out, his intention is to broaden the circle. There is a grace here that is outstanding especially in a young person who is wise beyond his years. The film is worth watching just for this aspect alone, and yet there are many others.

    Thanks so much for bringing this film to the attention of your readers.