Please choose one of the movies or television sitcoms from the list below and write a REVIEW based upon the criteria provided for that assignment.
Option 1) A movie: Either in the theatre or on video (the latter is preferable for extensive analysis); these would include some of the works listed under plays or novels that have been made into movies; others include, Ordinary People, Pleasantville, Beloved, A Thousand Acres, The Color Purple, October Sky, My Girl, The Thing About My Folks. Avoid science fiction, horror, or “way out” spoofs that do not reflect real life situations.
**Please not that you can choose either a movie or television drama or sitcom to answer the questions listed below.**
Option 2) Television dramas or sitcom: If these are serial watch four half hour segments or two one-hour segments in order to determine patterns in family relationships. Some possibilities include: Mad About You, Frazier, Party of Five, Providence. Avoid using science fiction, horror, or spoofs for analysis.
Your review should include at least the following:
a. Short summary about your choice. You should write 2-3 paragraphs that summarize the main characters and overall situation.
b. An analysis of the degree of adaptability and cohesion in the family system.
c. An analysis of the meanings and rules in the family.