Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Empathy for a Character
Am I middle aged? That's debatable. But, I'm not a divorced man and I haven't worked in retail since I was a teenager. But, I have worked in an unforgiving, harsh corporate environment where it didn't matter how hard I worked or how much good I did--there just wasn't any respect for me as a person or my abilities.
So when Larry Crowne is fired for a ridiculous reason at the beginning of the movie from a corporate position he's passionate about, I was hooked.
I loved how this movie showed Larry Crowne prevail over a bad situation and essentially restart his life.
Of course, this movie made me think about writing, and the need for not only characters, but situations a reader can identify with. Thoughts?