Help me find wonderful movies about coming into your own
February 24, 2010 3:43 PM Subscribe
Looking for a certain type of movie: about a woman, 20s/30s/40s, who is finding herself, not historical, not sappy and Hollywood, and not about finding meaning in a man/babies...
posted by metametababe to Society & Culture (64 answers total) 43 users marked this as a favorite
That's about it. Looking for movie recommendations about a single, strong female (or one whose coupling isn't relevant to the story), out of her teens, who seeks to find herself (could be professionally, traveling, artistic, etc.) and succeeds. No movies where the point of the story is some larger goal (Erin Brockovich, Silkwood), or where she meets a man who makes it all better (she can meet him, but life has to get better for some other reason in addition to him). I'd prefer something set in the present day.
Something like Whip It, but for grown-ups. Persepolis, without the political message. Sex and the City, without the agonizing about men. A quarterlife crisis, but where the character ends up going somewhere in the end. A true coming-into-her own movie.
(Really, if you have a great guy movie, that would be okay too!)
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