Yesterday I was reading the paper and came across an article about director Derek Cianfrance (of "Unhappy Valentine") and I really connected with some of the things he was saying:
"In this movie, Michelle Williams takes a stand against something -- and it's her own stagnation. So I really hate it when people say she's not likable, because to me, she's the hero. She could have been more likable, I guess, if she were satisfied with just being a wife or a mother, but she needs more out of her life. She needs to grow. She needs to become. And those are heroic goals," he says.
"But for some reason, we don't respect a woman with those goals as much as a man with the same ones. We had a good time playing with those expectations and we talked about it a lot, because my wife is not like the women you see in movies, either. The women in my life were not drawn by a man; they are all their own people. That's why I love them."