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For the options assignment I watched the movie Stepmom This movie is about divorced couple and their struggles Together they have two children Benjamin and Anna who live with their mother Jackie The children have weekend visits with their father Luke who recently had his girlfriend Isabelle to move in with him Jackie does not like Isabelle because she thinks Isabelle is a not a good role model for her children The children pick up on the fact that their mother does not like Isabelle so they are very rude to her every time they stay at their fathers house In the movie Anna said to her mother If you want me to hate her Isabelle I will This shows that she picks up on the negativity between her mother and Isabelle The movie takes a dramatic turn when Jackie is diagnosed with Breast Cancer She is forced to seek treatment immediately in California After her various treatment options fail to remove the cancer she is faced with the reality that she is going to die Around the same time Luke also asks Isabelle to marry him The children are now faced with losing their mother and learning to like their soon to be step-mom This overall theme of theme of this movie is how to deal with someone who is dying This is a crisis s situation and they all must deal with it in their own way It affects everyone in this situation including Jackie Jackie for example must learn to start trusting Isabelle with her children Since she is not going to be around anymore she must make amends with Isabelle and be an example of how to be a good parent Jackie also has to think about how she wants to spend her last days with her children making memories that they will cherish forever Also Jackie must deal within herself with the fact that she is dying She must sort
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