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November 26, 2007

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Wendy

As always, you make a good point. I actually did think the same thing watching that movie. Probably because of some of the things you've taught me already...

Ann Kroeker

I saw the movie, too, and (like Wendy) thought of the conversation we had about this historical tendency to inaccurately and unfairly depict stepmothers as jealous villains. You make an excellent case.

I make no excuses for Walt, the Brothers Grimm, Shakespeare or Euripides. But may I offer one word on behalf of "Enchanted"?

***SPOILER ALERT TO THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THE FILM****

At the very end, they show Giselle as a stepmother herself. Having married Dr. McDreamy, she and he are shown laughing and dancing around the apartment with the little girl.

In those closing snippets, she depicts stepmotherhood the way that you and millions of other women truly live it out--bringing delight, love, and joy (among other attributes) to the lives of your children.

It's a very small gesture, I suppose, but do you think it's a step in the right direction?

puma speed cat

Great write up. It is indeed the chance encounters with friends that can be really enjoyable.

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