Well, on the advice of a a friend I rented The Squid and the Whale. To most movie watchers this may be easy to watch- However coming from the War of the Roses- Kramer vs. Kramer house in the 80's- this film broke my heart. I was practically crying from the minute the film started- before anything happened. Something about the year 1986- and the sibling dynamic- The two actors who play the sons are amazing. I was surprised to discover that Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates are the parents of the youngest. He was perfect- as the torn up child of two divorcing parents. I just wanted to mention this movie for a moment-and try to wipe away my own memories before taking this decade long sorrow to the bed.
Oh - finally a movie to take the place of "Men Don't Leave" These things don't seem to get easier as you age. I still feel a bit cheated.