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Monday, October 27, 2008

The Psychological Relevancy of the Love Story Genre

APA In her review of Feast of Love, Linda Young contends, "Viewers are given only superficial glimpses of the characters' histories … [and] … not given any indicators of how the characters work through the impasses and conflicts that are usually necessary to achieve relational growth. Growth and healing seem to happen spontaneously and magically."

Given that there are countless films that deal with love, but few that teach us about love itself, what are your criteria for a love film that is both psychologically relevant and educational? Does Feast of Love educate the viewer about important dynamics about love, or does it simply use love as an empty plot device?

Read the Review
ReviewFast-Food Love Feast
By Linda R. Young
      PsycCRITIQUES, 2008 Vol 53(43)

Comments

Noach Milgram

The Linda Young review on the film Fast Food Love Feast is excellent in all respects: erudite, comprehensive, instructive, comparative (with a far superior film by the director). The title says it all: a fast food feast. Love that encompasses commitment over time is one of the most difficult tasks to achieve in this period in human history. It is hard work and people do not simply ride off in the sunset and live happily ever after. People are temporarily happy with a quick fix, but as the reviewer indicates one quick fix is soon replaced by another. Marriage--a term that ahs been replaced by other terms like "meaningful relationship", "significant other"--is hard
work.

Billy - Arbeitsrecht Rechtsanwalt Stuttgart

in this respect i fully agree with Noach, the talent and genius of Linda Young is evident! I would say that she is the best among her colleagues! keep her so!

Aaron - Broward County Records

you know to write really worthy story isn't so easy business, it needs some special talent, the author should have a deep introspective insight in characters nature and psyche. and it is really nice that Linda Young has this special talent!

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