The Gist: Rose inadvertently start a biohazard cleaning business with her sister Nora and both women learn on the job how to clean up the mess death leaves behind physically and along the way learn to deal wit the mess that life makes.
Story Review: The lightness of the shots dealing with life contrasting with darkness of the shots dealing with death are cool and helpful in showing where the characters’ minds are. For a movie that looks at death differently, it’s interesting to think of the amount of light in a shot being a metaphor (the light is life and the dark as death). The characters seem to brush past one another in some instances like Rose starting a business with Nora while her father yearns to be an entrepreneur and in other instances the characters are completely in tune with each other like when Nora helps Rose’s son Oscar feel more comfortable in his own skin, which is something she is working out for herself.
Immersion Activity Ideas:
Create a business plan
Travel to locations shown (Buffett’s Candies, Los Arcos, Heinkell’s)
Interview biohazard cleaners
Host/attend a candy necklace party
Invent better baby shower games (PLEASE!)