Blog Post #4

I personally was always fascinated by the societal creation, that women are always dependent on men and without them success will never be had. Although, in some cases this holds true, because some women might choose that that’s the life they want to live, which is just valid, being dependent on someone other than yourself especially a man should be a choice a women makes versus a stigma and judgment women have. The movie I decided to watch is called “Someone Great”, a basic chick flick that I have watched before, except with no previous idea in my mind about the underlying roots of the movie. As I watched this film, I went into it thinking this relates to our women’s class of course because the three main characters are women, all with different ethnicities, seuxalitys, places of work, backgrounds etc. However, as I continued to watch the movie I soon realized there’s so much more to these women and to this story then just their diversity. Interestingly enough, what made these females stand out to me and really impact me wasn’t the diversity they all held from each other, but it was the one similarity the movie shed a light on. The idea that these women didn’t need anyone including a man to succeed, to get what they want, and most of all to feel happy and content with their lives. 

The film follows the main character Jenny, and her two friends Blair and Erin while they’re each going through a rough time in their life. Jenny’s boyfriend, Nate, had just broken up with her because she got her dream job at the Rolling Stones magazine but had to move from New York to San Francisco for it. Blair is trying to come to terms with the fact that she’s not happy in her relationship with her boyfriend and needs to figure out how to end it. Erin struggles with revealing her true feelings to her girlfriend, and is scared that if she does, all the happy times will shatter. With those three plots, it would be easy and predictable to make these females depend on their significant others and hold on to them just for the sake of thinking they’re not good enough to be on their own. However, this movie portrays these women as independent and separate assets than their partners. Evidently, there’s many emotions and hard conversations that lead up to having those realizations and the stability to be okay, but what impressed me was the will power they all had. There were no points in the film where these women denied the fact that they could be okay without these men and significant others, there were no points in the film where these women thought they were less than because a man wasn’t there beside them. It’s not a man, or another human being that’s going to make you feel powerful, equal and most of all able, but it’s the concept that us women are capable of absolutely everything anyone else is, and if we work for what we want, we will be able to achieve our goals.