Saturday, January 29, 2011

"The Good Parents"

It's obvious why older men are attracted to young women.  But why do some young women, who don't seem to have a financial motive or to be looking for a father substitute, allow themselves to get involved with controlling older men? Eighteen year old Maya de Jong has left her small town home to move to Melbourne, where she embarks upon an affair with her much older (and married) boss.  This echoes the experience of Maya's mother, many years earlier.  When Maya's parents come to visit her, she has left town on "a business trip" and in her note to them tells them she's not sure how long she'll be gone.  The frantic parents are forced to reconsider some of the decisions they themselves had made at Maya's age.

My rating:  ****

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