Archive: Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)

The story of a traditional family living in the Country Club district of Kansas City, Missouri, during the 1930s and 1940s. The Bridges grapple with changing mores and expectations. Mr. Bridge (Paul Newman) is a lawyer who resists his children’s rebellion against conservative values. Mrs. Bridge (Joanne Woodward) labors to maintain a Pollyanna view of the world against her husband’s emotional distance and her children’s wish to adopt a more modern world view.
—from Wikipedia.

Mrs. Bridge is Changing with 21st Century Values

Show me a “first world” country and I will show you a Mrs. Bridge — one of the title characters in this month’s movie, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990). First world countries offer capitalism, industrialization, and technological innovation as gravy trains that carry opportunity far and wide, thus creating a robust middle class. For Mrs. Bridge and other women of her time, “paternalistic” was another societal attribute that helped to create her particular middle-class status. Continue reading Mrs. Bridge is Changing with 21st Century Values