Seeking Happily Ever After
Michelle Cove & Kerry David
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About the Movie
This award-winning feature-length documentary details why there are more single 30-something women in the U.S. than ever before, and how women of all ages are redefining “happily ever after.” The smart, bold conversation-starting film was created by producer Kerry David (“My Date with Drew,” “Agent Cody Banks”) and journalist/bestselling author Michelle Cove (I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!), who capture the hilarious and eye-opening adventures of one brave, single 30-something who agrees to spend a full year trying all of the dating suggestions friends and family could throw at her… It turns out that almost everyone has an opinion about single women, what ”happily ever after” looks like, and where we are heading in the future when it comes to marriage. With interviews ranging from single and married women around the U.S. (as well as men); young girls; and experts ranging from Greg Behrendt (He's Just Not That into You) and Patti Stanger (TV's "Millionaire Matchmaker"), to professors from Harvard and Wharton; this hip, poignant, and entertaining documentary will leave viewers surprised, hopeful, curious, and rethinking assumptions about their own relationships.
I doubt seriously that Bryan below knows all that much about how 30 year old women think. In fact, I think that's a given. What I see in this is not a pity party in the least. But rather women who have decided that maybe, just maybe their lives don't and aren't defined by having a husband. (sorry Bryan, I guess you don't like strong women...... Pity).
I enjoyed it. Would recommend it to other WOMEN, men may not be as interested in it. I am a very career driven, independent person and could relate to many of these women featured in the film. It was fun to watch. It's definitely not a pity party, just the mere reality of how time has changed and how women are strong and becoming more successful than many men.
A very flawed film
I was all set to love a film about women who were single and proud of their choice, but that is not what this film was. It was a bunch of 30 somethings:
1. Complaining about being single and how hard it is
2. Blaming their parents for their problems (because you should never really take charge of your own life.. just play the victim)
3. Women who spend 1000's of dollars freeze their eggs
4. A bunch of tacked on endings about how most of these women "met someone" after the filming - completely destroys the ill made point.
5. People who do not understand that you can stand on your own two feet without being alone. Treating them like they are polar opposites is just a narrow point of view.
If you want to watch 1:30 of neurotic, damaged goods then choose this film. If not pass it on by. Not even a hint of objectivity in this documentary. Poorly done all around.