Attack of the 42 Year-Old Man

Picture of Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin chatting over drinks in movie Sea of Love.
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Recently I blogged about 37-year old women, and within one week, just happened to watch three movies, each featuring a 42-year old man going through his midlife crisis;

  • Al Pacino as Frank Keller in Sea of Love with Ellen Barkin.
  • Danny Aiello as Johnny Cammareri in Moonstruck, also starring 37-year old Loretta whom I mentioned in my blog Attack of the 37 Year-Old Woman
  • Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham in American Beauty

Movies, not literature, I know, but a story is a story, right? Plus, a movie starts with a screenplay or sometimes a book anyway, so…literature! (But if the movie sucks, is it illiterature?)

I found it interesting that women seem to hit their midlife crisis about five years sooner than men. Now, I know this is not an in-depth study of people with too much worrying about too little, but even the superficial coincidence struck me as funny.

Link to Attack of the 37 Year-Old Woman:

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Published by Morra Rose

I love the links between life and literature, and couldn't get by day-to-day without a little humor. Here's my place to share thoughts and discoveries in bite-sized pieces, illustrated by my sister Morra Morron. Enjoy!

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