- My Dog Skip (2000)
- Finding Forrester
- Erin Brockovich (2000)
- "Erin Brockovich" is essentially a film about
empowerment. A mother of three children is unemployed and has no source
of income. She decides that she has to find a job at all costs. In her
work at a small law firm, she discovers that she has very little respect
from the other employees. She comes to believe that the women of the
firm are jealous of her physical attributes when she is asked to change
to more appropriate work clothing. She dreams of one day having a job
where she is respected for what she brings to her position. She dreams
of being viewed as a person of integrity. As the story unfolds, Erin
develops a friendship with her boss that only strengthens with time
because of her hard work and determination to do a good job. He strongly
affirms Erin with several votes of confidence. As Erin works on her
case, she receives acceptance from her co-workers gradually and also
from those whom she wants to sign the petition. She also is required to
show some great courage when she receives some threats to her family.
Her case in a small California town that is plagued by bad water
requires endurance from her and from her children and
boyfriend/neighbor. The film depicts a journey of self-discovery for
Erin. She finds that there are many obstacles that she must overcome,
including dealing with the tension of not being with her children as
much as she would like when she is working on her project for the town.
The tension between working and not working is a strong one for Erin,
who does not have the benefits of child support for her three children.
As she gains the trust of the town, a sense of community between these
people develops. They begin to understand that all of their medical
problems are interconnected and that by joining together as one
community they have a greater chance of achieving their goals. At the
end of the film, Erin shows great joy at her accomplishments as a
person in the working world (not to give away the ending). (submitted by
Valerie Lyson Humphreys, Independence MO)
- Tuesdays with Morrie
- A quote by the main character Mori: "Death ends a
life, not a relationship." (Rev. PCR Comninos, Richards Bay
Presbyterian Church, Richards Bay, South Africa)
- The friendship that
develops between the boys working on the project.
- Antz (1998)
- Simon Birch
- Good Will Hunting
- The strained friendship of Sean and Gerry, brought
together to help Will.
- Kolya (1996)
- The redemptive friendship that develops between Louka
and Kolya. (See review at Hollywood
film is essentially a good-hearted story about the rhythms of small-town
life and the meaning of friendship..." (Roger
Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)
Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- The friendship between Red and Andy.
- Schindler's List
- The relationship between Schindler and
- Rudy (1993)
Fisher King (1991)
- The friendship that
develops between Jack and Parry. (final scene)
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- The bonding between the Idgie and Ruth in Fried Green
Tomatoes reminds me of the relationship between Ruth and Naomi. (Mary
- Driving Miss Daisy
- The relationship between Miss Daisy and her chauffeur
develops during the film until we are not sure who is serving whom. The
chauffeur has a profound influence on Miss Daisy because of the love and
faithfulness he shows. Both are enriched by their relationship.
(submitted by Anne Gordon)
- Forrest demonstrates true friendship by
going back into the jungle to save a friend?s life. Start cue: "I
gotta find Bubba." End cue: jungle explodes behind Forrest Gump
(submitted by Luke Whiteside, Youth
- Forrest Gump where the Napalm hits and the jungle is
about to explode and Forrest realizes that Bubba is
still in there. He races back to get Bubba and the
scene ends with Forrest running out of the fireball
that used to be a Jungle carrying Bubba. This
is a great clip to demonstrate that we need good
Christian friends to carry us through tough times
because sooner or later all of us have one of those
times where the whole world is exploding around us.
- Stand By Me (1986)
- "It happens sometimes. Friends come in and out of
our lives like busboys in a restaurant."
- The Color
- The developing
friendship between Celie and Shug
- Out of Africa (1985)
- Friendship between Karen and Farah.
in the Heart (1984)
- Developing friendship between Edna and Moze.
- Friendship between Mr. Will and Possum.
- My Dinner
With Andre (1981)
- Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
- Spock: You are my superior officer. You are also my
friend. I have been and always shall be yours.
Sun, Sister Moon (1973)
- The friendship between
St Francis and St Clare
- Papillon (1973)
- A relationship of convenience becomes a true
friendship: Papillon and Degas.
Without a Cause (1955)
- The friendship and
mutual acceptance between Jim and Plato
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