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The Roads Not Taken

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The Roads Not Taken is a challenging film to watch. The question is whether it is intended to be oblique or if it is such a personal film that audiences aren’t expected to fully access the intent and meaning behind it.

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“I’m gonna have to make some hard choices. For both of us.”

The Roads Not Taken is the third in a trio of films about taking care of an adult relative. JJ really struggled with it, in part due to his own experiences with similar situations. Steve, on the other hand, found his own way to make connections and sense out of it. Both agree that it’s a challenging film to watch. Writer/director Sally Potter put together a film that is very clearly a personal one. The question is whether it is intended to be oblique or if it is such a personal film that audiences aren’t expected to fully access the intent and meaning behind it.

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