Hollywood Movies: Affirming that Friendship or Platonic Love is Just As Good As Marriage
Certainly Hollywood – like Christianity – has been guilty for years of promoting marriage as being better than singleness, in that they often teach you are nothing and nobody until someone else loves you (romantically), and that you need someone else to “complete” you (and again, it has to be a romantic partner).
However, I’ve seen Hollywood knock out a handful of movies in the last decade that affirm singleness and friendship above marriage.
I mentioned one such movie in (Link): this post.
In the past two weeks, I’ve seen two movies on cable television that affirm friendship as being, just as important, if not more so, than marriage.
One of the movies was first released to theaters in 2015, the other in 2009. Both movies emphasize that marriage may not make your life better or happier.