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My Life As A Movie

My Life As A Movie

Join Michelle, Helen and Tracy each week as we review a movie from a 'human' point of view. We delve into what they reveal to us about ourselves, others and the world we live in. We talk about how movies and the power of storytelling can be used as a tool for greater self awareness, growth and even change.

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SUPERINTELLIGENCE - Super funny or Super flop?
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Michelle and Tracy lighten the mood, reviewing funny woman Melissa McCarthy's latest collaboration with her director husband Ben Falcone. Tracy reveals why she needed this movie in her life while Michelle has a bone to pick with Falcone. We speculate on why the husband-and-wife's movies have rated so poorly and consider why Melissa continues to make movies with Falcone in spite of this. We talk about the dynamic between the two romantic leads and what it says about dating in real life. We reflect on women's insecurities in relationships and how the power dynamic between men and women is changing. We lament our love-hate relationship with apps and our need for technology 'lock downs.' We talk about how to have the material things while maintaining happiness. Tracy shares a simple exercise you can do to be happier everyday.

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PIECES OF A WOMAN: Grief & Healing
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Helen, Michelle and Tracy unpack the emotionally-loaded Netflix movie 'Pieces of a Woman' starring Academy-award and Golden Globe nominated actress Vanessa Kirby and Shia LeBeouf.

Tracy points out the paradox of life and death raised in the movie and we share our opinion on the infamous, graphic opening scene. Helen talks about the symbolism of key items in the movie and we reflect on the common saying of 'time heals all wounds.' Tracy explores the process of grieving, opening up about her personal experience with grief and her journey to healing. We disagree on how connected we felt to the characters in the film. Tracy informs us of the unhelpful practise that stunts the healing of grief in real life. Michelle shares how she buried her grief and what it took to turn it around. Helen shares a confronting, unexpected moment in a past pregnancy that gave her empathy for the characters. Michelle gives a surprising rating for the film.

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NOMADLAND - Outstanding or Overrated?
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Helen, Michelle and Tracy review the critically acclaimed, multi-award nominated drama film NOMADLAND, starring Frances McDormand and written, directed and edited by Chloe Zhao. We rate the performances of the non-actors in the film and Michelle gushes over the character played by David Strathairn. Helen points out why the award nominations were well-deserved yet Tracy explains why she disagrees with the critics. Tracy reveals which character’s struggle touched her on a personal level and which scene reminded her of her love for South Western Australia. Helen recollects which scene reminded her to embrace the present moment. Michelle comments on when “what’s good for the gander ‘isn’t’ good for the goose and the ultimate cost of fierce independence. Michelle describes the appeal of the nomad lifestyle for her and many others who chose that way of life. Michelle tells of her observations of inequality whilst living in the United States as Tracy points out that the ‘houseless’ problem exists in plain sight in Australia too.

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