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Redefining Marriage

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Release Date: March 02, 2001

Starring: Regina Case, Lima Duarte, Stenio Garcia, & Luiz Carlos Vanconcelos

Genre: Comedy Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 104 minutes

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Content:

(H, AbAb, Ro, LL, S, N, A, MMM) Humanist worldview with anti-biblical worldview including woman gives up on God, chooses to live life her own way & has no shame, plus mild humanist, romantic elements about a woman who accumulates lovers (calling them “husbands”) & gives birth to illegitimate children who merge into a growing family; 10 blasphemies, 2 profanities & 1 obscenity; no violence; sensual dancing, kissing, implied fornication, upper male nudity, nude couple hidden but fornicating & many scenes of cleavage in low-cut dresses; alcohol use; no smoking; and, children born out of wedlock, mother gives up young child to wealthy adult, Scripture verse about “grow & multiply” twisted to condone immoral sexual situation, & themes of adultery, jealousy, seduction, lying & redefining the family unit.

Summary:

ME, YOU, THEM is based on a true story of a Brazilian woman named Darlene, who abandons God and eventually lives with three husbands. ME, YOU, THEM merely examines the dynamics of these relationships and refrains from judging Darlene and her choices.

Review:

ME, YOU, THEM is based on a true story of a Brazilian woman living with her three husbands. Regina Case stars as rural fieldworker Darlene who, in this fictionalized tale, is a strong and earthy woman who decidedly chooses to abandon God and live life her own way. Instead of replacing the men in her life with new loves, she accumulates them. First, Darlene marries a man who offers to provide a roof over her head. She agrees with him that their marriage is merely a “good arrangement.” She tries to please him by giving birth to a son, though the child is evidently not his. Her emotional needs still unmet, Darlene has an affair with a friend who is later invited to live in their home. After giving birth to this lover’s child, Darlene falls for a younger homeless fieldworker who is also invited to live with them. He asks Darlene to run away with him, but has second thoughts when she gives birth to his baby boy.

Beautifully and expertly filmed, ME, YOU, THEM follows Darlene’s course in life and relationships once she abandons God. Fatherhood, aging and loneliness strongly motivate the men in Darlene’s life to accommodate her. Each man struggles with his own jealousy and pain. ME, YOU, THEM merely examines the dynamics of these relationships and refrains from judging Darlene and her choices. Ironically, the word “love” is rarely used in this movie.

In Brief:

ME, YOU, THEM is based on a true story of a Brazilian woman living with three husbands. Regina Case stars as rural fieldworker Darlene, a strong, earthy woman who chooses to abandon God and live life her own way. Darlene marries a man who offers to provide a home. She agrees with him that their marriage is a “good arrangement.” She tries to please him by giving birth to a son, though the child is not his. Darlene then has an affair with a friend who is later invited to live in their home. After giving birth to this lover’s child, Darlene falls for a younger fieldworker also invited to live with them. He asks Darlene to run away together, but has second thoughts when she gives birth to his son.

Beautifully filmed, ME, YOU, THEM follows Darlene’s course in life and relationships once she abandons God. Fatherhood, aging and loneliness strongly motivate the men in Darlene’s life to accommodate her. Each man struggles with his own jealousy and pain. ME, YOU, THEM merely examines the dynamics of these relationships and refrains from judging Darlene. Ironically, the word “love” is rarely used in this movie