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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
There is an old expression that claims: “Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.” When do the spectacles worn by Julia Roberts’ character disappear? Her character has also recently lost 60 pounds. How do the other people in the story treat her weight loss? What does that say about the importance of thinness?
Why have Eddie and Gwen experienced such a different reality than the one the public believes in? Where do fans get information about the personal lives of their favorite celebrities? Why is it so easy for outside observers to be fooled? Have the facts about a public figure ever come as a surprise to you? (Coincidentally enough the opening of America’s Sweethearts has come simultaneously with gossip columns’ announcements about Julia Roberts’ breakup of a four-year relationship with Benjamin Bratt.)