Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The Big C - Reviewed

What can I say about The Big C? It’s a breath of fresh air for people, who are fighting the same battle every single day of their lives. The best way to describe The Big C to someone who’s never seen it, it’s an uplifting comedy on a subject that isn’t always comfortably approached and discussed. However, with this in consideration, it was very well handled. The Big C, creator Darlene Hunt, tells the story of a woman, who’s separated from her husband. A mother of a teenage boy has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Kathy, just like any cancer patient, who struggles to pass on the news of her diagnoses to her loved ones. However, despite the obstacles that she faces, Kathy still manages to look on the bright side of life.

It’s evident Kathy, is a loving mother as she tries to fulfil her son’s wishes by building a swimming pool in the garden. Her relationship with her son, seems to be a light-hearted one, as he regularly plays jokes on his mother. This is possibly to test, and measure how much of a loving mother son relationship they hold.

The one thing, that stood out to me the most is possibly the women’s strength in her battle with cancer. This does nothing, but inspire anyone going down the same road.

The Big C, elegantly portrays the rise and fall of cancer patients, and lets viewers know that they’re not alone and help is out there at all times.

As The Big C is a light-hearted comedy drama, creator Darlene Hunt, brings you a carefully, and cleverly thought out storyline. Which has no choice, but to demonstrate a positive outlook on an illness such as cancer.

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