This film was a wonderful, mainly because my heart resonated with the main character in an indirect way. This was my first film here at the festival in which I made a personal connection with my own life experience and the story and experiences of the Characters in the film. The main character in this film has an odd relationship with his Mother. She controls every aspect of his life. In psychological language, he has co-dependent relationship with his mother. He can’t escape her grip. He does everything she demands, and if he fails his guilt complex basically cripples him. Now I have wonderful relationship with my mother and that is why I use the the term “indirect” connection. During my early twenties, I dated a young girl very seriously. We had a great relationship expect that she had a co-dependent relationship with her mother. It crippled her ability to choose for herself, especially when it came to our relationship. She often couldn’t spend time with me because of her mother’s demands. Her mother new very personal stuff about me, because my girlfriend would be guilted into sharing my personal information with her mother. It was not very healthy in my opinion. Needless to say it was a difficult relationship with many odd dynamics. So as I watched this movie, I found myself feeling deeply passionate for this Character. I yearned for his freedom with his mother. I found myself an active fan “cheering” and “rooting” for his escape from this emotional prison. Finally in the end of the movie, the main character breaks free from his bondage and chains. In this moment I felt free. I walked out of that theater with a wonderful feeling and understanding of freedom. Our society has this give and take type of economy. You can’t love freely without expecting love in return. As such I think this film gave an important lesson in “no strings attached”. It inspired me to pursue my own relationship with harder vigor in love and grace, without a dependence. It really highlighted the importance of freedom, and gave me a sense of my own freedom.