Film Analysis: Shirley Valentine

with K. Lynne Moritz, MD



Shirley Valentine — a funny film, a bittersweet film an all-too-true-to-life film…

This film compellingly captures an actual moment in the life cycle — the love cycle — of many women. Some might call it a midlife crisis and there are indeed lots of midlife issues here:  the children have left, Shirley is noticing the first effects of gravity, she is realizing she is on the downward slope of life, only a little time left, only one life to live.  Is this little life all there will be for her?