Teddy's film...

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 genuine.
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.

Bonnie Callipare
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