Movie Monday- Me Without You
Me Without You is a movie I’ve had in my Netflix instant queue for a while, waiting for a date night with myself to finally sit down and watch it. I didn’t expect the emotional response the film evoked, and felt a bit moody afterwards.
The story follows the relationship of two very different girls from very different families. One of the girls comes from a traditional Jewish family, while the other experiences the now again love of a barely there father and a weird relationship with her glamorous and flighty mother.
The girls experience great highs and horrible lows together, taking you along for the emotional journey. Michelle Williams plays the more low key trustworthy friend who is often taken advantage of by the prettier more outgoing girl. It’s really sad to see her miss out on opportunities because she is living in the shadows of her friend.
The movie spans thirty years and after everything is over, you feel like you’ve gotten to know the girls so well, as they have loved and lost, overcome and fallen down, betrayed and even gone their separate ways.
I will say, there is quite a bit of sex and even some drug use in this movie. It’s pretty raw and real, which is why I loved the film so much.