It seems like Amazon Prime Video knows exactly what sort of films I like–thought-provoking ones and anything with Audrey Hepburn is a must-see! She is the best and most beautiful actress that has ever walked the planet (subjectively speaking).
When it comes to entertainment, I like to gamble with my time. It’s part of my primitive hunting nature (I am the huntress, not the hunted). Just dive into something blindly and I come out happy, sad, or neutral. Most of the time, it’s neutral (I am kind of hard to please). This film sure took me by surprise: I don’t know anything about it beforehand, other than the fact, Audrey Hepburn is so beautiful and strong. I think I mentioned that earlier. Sounds like I have a crush, don’t I? Well, this is what the film is all about! A schoolteacher, starring Shirley Maclaine as Martha Dobie, realizes that her affection towards her colleague Karen Wright (Hepburn) runs really deep. She is “insanely devoted” to the school and to Ms. Wright to the point her “unnatural” behavior causes a child to spread a lie, which resulted in the destruction of the schoolteachers’ business and ultimately their lives. However, there is more to this film than meets the eye. It gives the victim of homophobia a powerful voice. The schoolteacher’s job is to bring up good citizens. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with someone’s morality. After all, “Wicked young” [eventually turns into] “wicked old,” said Ms. Wright.
What I enjoyed about this film is the way how it was shot. It’s a beautiful black and white film directed by William Wyler, based on Lillian Hellman’s play: The Children’s Hour. Watch it if you want to know how strong and influential women can be in society. It’s a shame that nowadays, there aren’t many classy strong female actresses in the entertainment business. I can’t really think of any because most are just eye candy.
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