Critical Movie REVIEW

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Family Systems Theory: Critical Movie Review Candidate’s Name Institution’s Name The Plot The movie “Canvas’ is about the Marino’s family living in Southern Florida. John, the dad, is a lower-class person grappling with life and the wife, Mary has schizophrenia (Holden, 2007). The couple has a son, Chris, who also grapples to find his personality while coping with the mom’s sickness. At the start, the mother tries to connect to the son via her artwork but the son is frustrated since the mother constantly paints a similar picture repeatedly, a lighthouse since it is this place that represents the last periods she was able to be a mom to his son truly. Mary refuses to take her medicines and at one point she became extremely paranoid and unintentionally injured Chris (Holden, 2007). She is then hospitalized. Chris and his dad try to unite the family but fail. The father builds a yacht to find consolation and distract himself. Chris engages in sewing clothes. Thus, they are not connecting. The mother’s sporadic visitations become disastrous, and the household almost breaks down when Chris in fury damages the yacht his dad has been making. Besides, the father loses his work, and he ultimately understands that he is all that Chris has and he endeavors to bond with Chris (Holden, 2007). Lead Characters The movie is about the Marino’s family comprising of John, the father, Mary, the mother and Chris, the couple’s son. Mary has been used to create a challenge to the family, schizophrenia illness. It is this challenge that threatens the existence of Marino’s family. Threatened by Mary’s illness, John and Chris became disconnected, and everyone does

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