I’m terrible with scary movies, and sad movies – forget that (I’ll never be able to watch Schindler’s List or Slumdog Millionaire ever again – and forget about putting 12 Years a Slave on for me). That’s why I tend to stick to safe bets that I know won’t leave me with nightmares or in a sobbing mess.
But the women herself. First off, she looked rather mean and difficult. She also seems to be rather focused on her work. Her poor suffering kids (who now appear to be in their 60’s) remark that she never took notice of them. Honestly, I admire her from afar but if I really look close up at the women I get kind of annoyed. Diana – you were supposed to be the whole package! Original, bright, funny, an innovator and someone I could have been BFF’s with.
I asked myself if I would have been so critical of a single-minded workaholic who ignored their children if it was a man. And yes, I would be. Perhaps I am looking at things with a modern eye, but I just can’t feel a little bit of disappointment for people who are so self absorbed.
Am I too critical? Was Diana a genius and I should look beyond her faults?