The editors at the cultural affairs desk here in the Crowsnest recently put out a statement expressing disbelief and wonder about how they missed the release of this movie in the fall of 2010. What cultural rock were we under last September? To be fair, though, the staff found that the movie was publicized as another Mean Girls and not a modern hook of The Scarlet Letter, which would have had us in line at the premier. Judging from the few Youtube selections and a few reviews online, this movie captures Hawthorne’s dynamic of a narrow minded community that labels a strong independent woman with a “term” or figuratively language itself–an A. And the heroine respond with a resilient mindset! She owned the punishment on her own terms and supplied a reflective critique for the community. The movie sets up what looks to be a well-written comedy (mind you is no comedy) with great supporting characters. The father and mother characters steal the few scenes viewed on Youtube. All members of the Crowsnest staff plan to catch the whole movie perhaps over long weekend. Till then, back to work!
PS: good poets borrow; great poets steal (make an idea their own!).
What’s your favorite scene and why?