Talk to your kids about…
Although there are no men in this film, what unseen male characters are still portrayed and what impact do they have on the women in this story? Why do you think the moviemakers chose not to include any men? Without being able to make our own assessment of Mary’s husband, whose opinion are we forced to accept?
What positive things do Mary’s friends do to support her? What things are more of a hindrance for her? How can a person best help or encourage a friend during difficult times?
What do you think Mary’s mother means when she says there is nothing like a “heavy does of mistress to make a man miss his wife”?
What does this film say about making mistakes? Do you believe betrayal is a part of all relationships? What does Mary learn about forgiveness? What other characters practice letting go of hurt and injury?