Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

DVD - 2019
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Bernadette Fox, a loving mom, becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
Topical Term: Midlife crisis
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2019]
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Alternative Title: Where did you go, Bernadette


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So, the title is literal and metaphorical, examining how our behaviors and our actions reflect our past, present, and future. The film takes an often comical, yet thought provoking approach at what happens when we lose ourselves to others and the effects on the path to self-rediscovery. -- Recomm... Read More »

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Jan 14, 2020

Another movie/novel about rich, quirky people. Boring and boring. Yawn.....

Jan 12, 2020

A quirky, delightful film with a powerful message. Wonderful cast ensemble but that Cate Blanchette really was fab. 3.5 stars.

Jan 11, 2020

The direction of the film seems to be always transforming that the scenes of the amazing "Research Station," a structure on the Brunt Ice Shelf, is unimaginable when most of the film comes across as a Seattle version of "Big Little Lies," satire of upper class family drama.

Jan 08, 2020

I knew little about the film, let alone not reading the book. I had it on my request list before the noms were made. So, I was well entertained by the film -- eh, I know folks like them. Ha!
Quirky in many places, and I did find it comical...and sad, until the uglies took ownership of their behaviors. Well, I recommend it. Lots of folk waiting....

Jan 05, 2020

Quite a multi-layered message in this movie. Very enjoyable and touching.

Dec 28, 2019

This movie plods along, but Cate Blanchett’s performance is worthy of her Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a musical or comedy. Three stars out of five.

Dec 26, 2019

I hope the book is better than the movie. It is obviously popular given the waiting list for this DVD. The blurb on the cover indicated it is a comedy so perhaps I missed that part. Usually if I don't like a book or movie I let it go, but I found this so obnoxious I have to comment. Such entitled upper middle class Americans full of themselves. The mother encourages her daughter to be as self-centered and as rude as she is. Sad. I wanted to stop watching but felt compelled to see if the story improved. The greatest part is the wonderful scenery towards the end of the movie. Hope everyone on the waiting list enjoys it, though.

JCLBetM Dec 03, 2019

Not sure why this hasn't received good press. The adaptation is remarkable considering the book is mostly an exchange of emails. There's a clever nod to that in speech-to-text exchanges between Bernadette and her "assistant." Otherwise, the biggest switch is the focus on Bernadette herself -- here, her story plays center stage and Cate Blanchett does a stunning job bringing all her nuances to life. The book is quirky, so it shouldn't be surprising that the movie is bizarre, too. It's not the typical story you see on screen, but amid the weirdness there's a raw realness that lingers in an affecting way. And for those who've read the book, there's some hilarious satisfying scenes it's enjoyable to see unfold (mud slide anyone?).


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