A fav commercial for the holiday season.....
In the spirit of family, holiday and traditional feasting I found the ad a nod to so many comparative features of the Wes Anderson The Royal Tenenbaums flick. My initial reaction was one of familiarity with a love for that story line and it's wayward normality. I am not sure if there is a better comparison to the holidays and what they bring to the table.This fictional feast is one of familiarity and film focused.
Almost initially I got the feeling of the Royals as the reel rolled.The little boy, Eric not only directs his own role at the family table. A 1950 - 1960 nod to growing up as a child in that era. A nod to cowboys and Indians with a traditional twist to the first dinner with the pilgrims.I feel the nod the past is a fun and a little boy like quality that does not offend me personally ( as I have native American heritage).
Mum and Daddy, enjoying their afternoon Bloody Mary's,
all the while a inner child is submerged and want desperately to come out and does in fact in live action.
The end is great, the little girl driving away and taking control of the dinner ultimately. In another ending, it is the dog that gets away with the feast! As many will with an under the table handout this Thursday.
If you love and understand the meaning behind the film, one can really enjoy the irregularities that are the threads that hold the family together, especially at the holidays.
I think taking this in for fun is the key to viewing, knowing not all family gatherings are so traditionally cooked up. The feast is as colorful as it's attendees and one must appreciate it for what it is!I have found an appreciated love for all that is family; and what one may want ones lot to be is a mere image of what reality seems to be.One has to look wholeheartedly and be able to enjoy one another despite our imperfections, it is a sometimes difficult road but one that does intersect usually at the DNA cross roads.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy everyone and ALL the trimmings!