We had heard about this documentary called 112 Weddings and we were excited to watch it on HBO. The premise surrounds a filmmaker Doug Block (who has taken wedding videos of 112 couples from different religions, backgrounds and histories, and then follows up with some of the couples 20 years later). Doug block was always curious what happened years later to the couples:”I can’t help but wonder,” he says, “do they have any idea what they’re getting into?”).
Personally (Ludmilla) I love weddings and all the feelings and memories that this day brings to the couple, family and friends.I get very emotional every time when the documentary showed the brides.You could see on their faces how happy they are! I think for most women getting married is one of the most desirable “accomplishments ” you can reach. We hear “when you get married” since we were little and as we grow, the expectations related to your partner also grow along with the creation of your own family and life.
How many of us have had idealized versions of our lives? All of us! What happens? Reality. It really brought home our lives along with those that we watched on this documentary. We have all had that initial excitement, happiness and joy when we meet someone. When we move along in our relationships and look to the future about what we are going to do, accomplish and be…we never think that anything will get in our way. This moving and real documentary showed that this isn’t always the case. We watched as many couples experienced disappointment, sadness, illness and divorce…and they admitted that they never thought this would happen to them. But many of these couples also stuck it out, survived and even got stronger. It was amazing. So many of us think, ” We’re the only ones that are struggling, that have problems, that are unhappy at some point. I just want to “give up”. Well, we’re not alone. In the end of the documentary we can stop wondering: Why or what makes a couple together? Some people are not strong enough to deal with the difficulties? Is it all about love??. And of course, after watching and being touched by these many couple’s testimonials you see yourself in every couple, it was impossible to avoid the hardest question: and about us??Are we going to last? Are there any “surprises” around the corner for us? We have no idea like everyone else.
Have a great week!
Beijos e Tchau!
Ludmilla and Marilyn Chudda