It was about a teenage girl, dirt poor. Her father had left them to cook meth. Her mom went fairly nuts.. not wild insane nuts, but crawl inside and get unresponsive nuts... she has a younger brother and a younger sister who desperately need caring for. Right at the beginning she takes her horse to the neighbors' to ask if they can keep it—they don't have money for hay.
|She's teaching her siblings to hunt so they can survive|
Now this movie sometimes moved a little slow—it was subtle. Not high action for the most part. But MAN, it tugged at me. The situation was so dire. What this poor girl had to take on was so heavy It was just a really great story of the power of will and the determination to take care of those who depended on her.
And it got me thinking...
I think you see where I'm going here.
Now there are exceptions... I have rich people stories I can get along with... say... Bonfire of the Vanities... *cough*
Actually, my favorite book has nobility—War and Peace is royalty... But think about the heart strings pulled in Les Miserables... How a stolen loaf of bread FOR NEED, leads to all that...
|As for me, this is more compelling...|
(and I definitely recommend the movie, by the way)
So what about you? Do you have a strong preference for one kind of story or another?