Note: Originally written in December 2014
Come to think of it, "Children of a lesser God" poses a unique parallel hidden in its screenwriting. Sarah (Marlin Matlin, in a well deserved academy award winning debut) is a deaf woman who, for a major part of her life, has been caught between a failure to express her innerself, a lack of acceptance from society and a reluctance to learn speaking to blend in with fellow beings. However, she has the wisdom to reckon that despite her being in love with James (William Hurt, in a strong supporting role), their relation isn't true if she lets him take control of her life in lieu of taking care of her. I guess this analogy applies itself to any relation, where if the two people in question aren't their individual selves while being one in the relation, the bond doesn't get honest enough. Seldom do love stories in films get this poignant.
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