Sarah's Key weaves 2 stories into 1. One deals with Sarah a ten yr old Jewish girl and takes place in Paris, July 1942, and the other takes place 60 yrs later in the same place as an journalist Julia Jarmond researches what occurred there. It is interesting to see how Sarah deals with life and loss through her life. It reminded me that all of us have so many difficulties and trials in life and that they can make or break us depending on how we deal with them. Then, (not to spoil the story), but Julia has to deal with her past miscarriages and decide what to do when faced with a failing marriage and unexpected pregnancy.
I remember after our last IVF cycle produced a chemical pregnancy I was so sad and devastated. Whenever I get bad news, the last thing you want to do it go out and about and interact with people. So we decided to watch the movie Marley and Me. We thought that would be light hearted and fun. Well, unfortunately, I was not aware that the reason the couple got the dog Marley was because they were dealing with infertility issues and had a miscarriage. I remember the huge tears that were rolling out of my eyes when the doctor tried to find the baby's heartbeat. The exact thing had happened to me just a few hours earlier. It was terrible. And then of course she got pregnant in Ireland and named her first child Patrick. How appropriate that St. Patty's day just came and went. Anyhow, so watching that movie that night was not good timing at all. But luckily their dog Marley came on the scene and I was able to finish watching the movie.
Here are other movies I have seen that dealt with infertility:
- Julie and Julia. (Julia Childs was infertile. I had no idea) It didn't go into detail, just occasionally showed her sad that she couldn't have kids. I also saw this shortly after the sad results of my IVF. So much for going to a movie to forget your troubles for awhile. And then I felt lost and confused like the Julie who starts blogging. (Maybe that's what spurred me on to try my hand at blogging--so maybe it was good I saw the movie after all. Just wish I had waited a few more weeks to see it)
- UP. Who knew that a Disney/Pixar movie would have an aninmated couple that had a misscarriage. It was sad, but poignant. They were such a cute couple, and when I saw their interactions I hoped that if childlessness was my lot in life, that my marriage could be like theirs. Pathetic, I know, hoping to pattern my life after that of an animated character.
Are there any other movies/books that deal with adoption/infertility/loss that one wouldn't know about by seeing the preview or reading the back of the book?
Anyone else had any experiences when seeing/reading ALI (adoption, loss, infertility) movies or books?