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Landline Movie Review

For those of us of a certain age, the 1990’s invoke nostalgia for what appeared to be a simpler time.

The new movie, Landline, is set in New York City in 1995. Alan (John Turturro) and Pat (Edie Falco) are a married couple with two daughters: engaged twenty something Dana (Jenny Slate) and teenager Ali (Abby Quinn). The film starts out with a Norman Rockwell-ish image of a family who will soon be tested. Dana has been engaged to Ben (Jay Duplass) for a while, but it seems like their wedding day may not happen. Ali is the typical rebellious teenage girl. The drama really starts to ramp up when the girls discover that their father is having an affair and their mother struggles with the work/life balance that many women deal with.

This movie is refreshing and real. The characters that make up the family feel like any other family who love each other and try to make it work, despite their individual imperfections. It also feels nostalgic, not just because the film is set in 1995, but because it was just before computers and the internet took over the world.

I recommend it.

Landline is presently in theaters.

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RIP Rosie

In 1943, a then 19 year old telephone operator was asked by artist Norman Rockwell to pose for a painting. It’s purpose was to be the face of the women who were supporting America at home while their men fought overseas.

72 years later, the iconic image has taken on a life of it’s own.

Mary Doyle Keefe had no idea that the image would change history.

Today, we know that image as Rosie the Riveter.

Two generations after World War II, Rosie the Riveter is an icon for women everywhere.   Yes we can was then and still is the rallying cry for women’s rights.

RIP Rosie.

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