I wanted to watch Rocks and Chocolate several times, alone,
so that I could really take it in and then just contemplate it for a while.
I love the girl. Her face is amazing. Her reactions and timing were so
natural. The look on her face when her father picked up that little bank
looked exactly how one would FEEL in the same situation. It was very
I loved the buildings and the contrast between the place where the bus
dropped off her father, and the condition of the homes where they lived.
The details were studied and used very well.
The only part that didn't flow was the conversation between father and
daughter on their walk home. It was more of a father/son conversation than
that of father/daughter. It didn't have to be anything more important than
"Name the Japanese cars," "Name the Continents" would have seemed more
appropriate. But, there might be some history to that exchange that I am
not aware of.
The broken eggs was like watching a tragedy. People in our country have no
concept of buying 5 (no, only 4) eggs because money is so tight. Even
further emphasizing the extravagance of the purchase of the chocolate.
The little girl was the star and the way she took a little piece of the
chocolate for herself, whether it was because she couldn't resist, thought
she deserved it, or putting her mark on it, I haven't figured out. The most
obvious was being unable to resist. You can't help but wonder what her
father's reaction was going to be when he woke up and found his birthday
present. Would she get a spanking or a thanking? (pardon the pithy rhyme)
I loved the set. The furniture, the appliances, the tablecloth. It
reminded me of my grandmother's house. You know it is typical, but almost
like going back to the 40's, here.
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