活動名稱:2014英語影評口說徵選
競賽影片:The Wedding Banquet  (喜宴)
推薦作品:臺北市立麗山高中 陳玟均 同學


"The Wedding Banquet" is a film about the story between two male soulmates and the Taiwanese tradition which can’t agree with their behaviors, and it is directed by An Lee. In the film, we can clearly see that the way people treated Simon and Wei-wei was apparently different. I think it was definetely not fair to Simon, who loved Wei-tong deeply and touchingly. To satisfy Wei-tong’s parent’s expections, Wei-tong was made to get married to a girl he didn’t love.The following are my reflections on this movie:First, everybody should be respected whether they are gay or not. Second, a woman is not limited to focus on her husband and children all the time, she can persue her dream or goals for herself as well. At last, Wei-tong’s father had dramatically changed his thoughts about his son’s uniqueness.
With different personalities and characteristics, everyone should be accepted and well-treated. Take Wei-tong and Simon to example. They loved each other but they couldn’t reveal their secret to people including their parents. They had to pretend to be normal guys. I felt really sad about that because they even did nothing wrong but were seen as “the different kind of people”.
“Do not do to others what you don’t want to be done to you.”, Nobody wants to be treated badly, so we should realize the truth that a few minorities are still treated unfairly in different places nowadays. Remember “Every great thing is nothing but a lot of little ones.” If we make up our minds to contribute to improve our society, I believe our human rights will make a great deal of progress in the future.
Then, another scene impressed me a lot was this:Wei-tong’s mother told Wei-wei that “The most important thing in a woman’s life is only caring for her husband and children instead of persuing your dream, it would be the best decision for you.” I don’t agree with that totally!I prefer keeping working or running my business for myself to staying at home all day long!Though taking care of our family is a kind of wonderful responsibility, it would limit my freedom and personal social life!You cannot sell the cow and drink the milk. It is impossible to get everything we desire, but we have chances to make choices for ourselves. Nobody can force us to live in the way they expect. Cherishing the chances of making choices, we can live splendidly and be the best shiny star on our own stages with our standard. 
This is my conclusion:In addition to cherishing our family, friends and lovers carefully, we have to respect others and pluck up our courage to make some decisions for our better lives. Don’t be afraid of being the specific one, because we are all already unique!



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