In recent years, divorce has emerged from the widespread phenomenon and has become closer to a tragic reality that cannot be overlooked. Especially after it approached the rate of 50% of all marriages in some Arab countries.
Since children are among the victims of the failure of their parents’ relationships; It has become necessary to find an appropriate way to present the idea of parental separation to the children in a simplified manner, and a healthy perspective that is not devoid of emotion. Read also After a long and rich career, Scorsese presents the American West for the first time The movie “Hana K” .. Costa-Gavras’ masterpiece that did justice to Palestine Horror tops cinema revenues, led by the second part of the movie “A Quiet Place” The Oslo movie.. interviewing the real people behind the political curtain
Here is a list of films that we recommend you watch with your children if you are about to go through the experience of separation from the other party.
Nursery is a tragedy that children pay for
“Mrs. Doubtfire” is one of the masterpieces of the late Robin Williams that he presented in the nineties, and although it is a comedy, this does not negate the discussion of a serious issue related to the psychological pain that children feel when they have to live with only one party without the other and lack it.
The plot revolves around a couple and 3 children, living a seemingly stable life. Suddenly the wife announces her desire to separate and her inability to continue with her husband who is different from her in everything, and although the father refuses to do so; The divorce takes place in the end, and custody of the children reverts to the mother.
Since the father was closely related to his children and in conjunction with his knowledge of his ex-wife’s intention to search for a housekeeper to stay with the children during her absence at work; He decides to use his talent by disguising himself and changing voices, pretending to be the nanny, to spend as much time as possible with his children, even if they do not realize his truth, which is taking place in a funny comic framework that is not devoid of human drama.
Separation is not the end
Divorce does not mean the end of happy moments or a feeling of family warmth, despite the difficulty of life after divorce – especially when only one party carries it on his shoulders and the other evades all tasks – the unconditional love between the child and the one responsible for him is often enough for both to survive the clutches of Loneliness and frustration.
This was confirmed by the movie “One Fine Day”, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney, in which the first played the role of a divorced mother and a worker who takes full responsibility for her son while trying to achieve her difficult career ambition, while the second is a divorced father and is constantly busy, which makes him He behaves recklessly with his child when asked to take care of her.
The path of the two intersects, while they are forced to supervise the two children in turn, and rely on each other despite the initial misunderstanding that arises between them, which leads to many comic situations before the work ends with the hope of awakening the flame of love again among adults and a pleasant and pleasant day despite all its accidents for the little ones.
Stepmother between myth and reality
divorce, death, stepmother; These are some of the issues presented by the 1998 movie Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. The work events revolve around a separated father and mother, and two children living jointly between the parents. However, the father’s marriage to a young woman creates a barrier between the children and her, especially with tense relations between the mother and stepmother as well. Nothing but the former’s concern for her children and her fear of competing with the latter for their love and attention.
Before the mother discovers that she has cancer, which threatens her life and necessitates improving relations with the stepmother and striving to bring her closer to her two children, they may be able to overcome her absence and live with their sense of loss afterwards. It is the plot that serves as a nucleus for starting a realistic discussion between parents and children, especially in the event that parents decide to continue their lives and relate to others.
Divorce through the eyes of teenagers
The last movie on the list, suitable for teens, is an independent American drama titled The Squid and the Whale, which is more like a biographical one by author and director Noah Bomback.
The work tells of an arrogant novelist whose literary luster has faded, and at the same time his wife begins to publish her own works, which achieves success that angers the husband and exacerbates the problems between them. Then the couple decides to separate, and then they tell their children about the divorce while working on setting an appropriate schedule for the children to spend an appropriate time with the two parties.
However, conflicts between adults quickly increase, and children find themselves forced to take sides at the expense of another, which increases their heart weight and makes them suffer because of their parents’ divorce, to witness over the course of the events their psychological pressures and how each of them chooses to deal with the matter.