"We in the night." Film criticism

Por Andrea Saldaña Rivera

Swith two widowed neighbors. She seeks to escape loneliness and insomnia. He proposes to sleep together, he accepts. Love will start to bloom, but… ”. "Us at night.- Movie. Addie and Louis, (Jane Fonda and Robert Redford)

Above all, the performance is excellent. Especially relevant is the reflection of loneliness and feelings in old age. In conclusion, it shows in its crude realism situations of social as well as family rejection, in the face of the autumnal romance of this free adult couple. The stigma regarding the exercise of sexual rights in old age could be explained given the provincial context.


Probably the feelings of guilt seem to qualify or influence decisions and the renunciation of love, a decision made by the female character. It seems that even in old age, or perhaps because it is at this stage, the erotic relationships that are established between the characters will not be exempt from both repudiation and questioning.

The question is whether such restrictions are usually given for sentimental, practical reasons or considering cost-benefit situations. For my taste, the characters were limited to defend their rights and their own lives. It is not difficult to understand the reason for this outcome. It privileges the rights of the rest of the family by overpowering those of both characters.


Conservative environments.

Consequently, the ending would be well qualified in conservative settings, such as the one portrayed in the autumnal and quiet American town Sacrifice, self-denial (denying oneself) is the voluntary renunciation of one's own desires, affections or interests for the benefit of others. A theme that can be found in works of all time. 

Self-denial is a type of moral virtue that consists of spontaneous sacrifice or through the will of one's own interests, desires and even life itself in favor of others or everyone. It is a form of altruism that demands immolation, and creates social cohesion, if not pathological. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abnegaci%C3%B3n

Andrea Saldaña Rivera https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Salda%C3%B1a

You may also like

Configuración de privacidad
Utilizamos cookies para mejorar su experiencia al usar nuestro sitio web. Si está utilizando nuestros Servicios a través de un navegador, puede restringir, bloquear o eliminar las cookies a través de la configuración de su navegador web. También utilizamos contenido y scripts de terceros que pueden utilizar tecnologías de seguimiento. Puede proporcionar su consentimiento de manera selectiva a continuación para permitir las incrustaciones de terceros. Para obtener información completa sobre las cookies que utilizamos, los datos que recopilamos y cómo los procesamos, consulte nuestro Política de privacidad