At the suggestion of P.S.I Love This I watched Claudine (1974) with Diane Carol and James Earl Jones.I had heard from my aunt’s and others about this movie being so good. BLANK STARE O_O at all of them!
Plot: The film tells the story of Claudine Price, a single mother, living on welfare with six children, who finds love with a garbage collector, Rupert Marshall, who she calls "Roop". The pair's relationship becomes complicated because of a number of factors. Among these are that the couple do not want to marry because they would not be able to support the children without welfare, and that the kids themselves, particularly eldest son Charles, are apprehensive of Rupert, and believe that he will leave their mother just like her previous husbands and boyfriends. Wiki
Here is the commentary between P.S. and I. about this movie. Hilarious!
Me: I finally watched Claudine. Before I comment about it I want to know why you wanted me to see it.
Her: Oh you finally saw that movie!! Well, when I had suggested it, I had just watched it again with my sister and the whole time, I was mad at Claudine for all her stupid ass decisions and dealing with a man that wanted to shirk his responsibilities to his own children. There's so many things I HATED about that movie, it's just an eye rolling session the whole time I watched it. My sister is always like, "would you shut up!" hahahahaha. So, I just thought it would be cool to get your perspective, because at the time, you would slip in random thoughts about women, well particularly, Tara from True Blood and how she's portrayed. I KNOW you have a mouthful about Claudine. Teehheeee
Me: Okay yes Claudine made me sit up and yell at the screen! LOL! Are you serious??? I was overwhelmed by the stereotypes and the portrayal of African Americans in general. Who wrote this mess?
Her: I'm dying laughin' because I knew you would be having a fit at the movie. LOL Wish I was a fly on the wall. Girl, did you die when Rupert ran Claudine a bath and put some Joy dish detergent in the water for the bubbles??!?!? I die every time.. I know her skin was dry as hell. And he was all trying to touch her ill na-na.. I was like EXCUSE YOU!! Lolol
Me: Okay the Joy had me dying. I said dish washing liquid O_O! I was trying to give the scene the benefit of the doubt that they knew each other from before, but come on????? he all in the water??? You (meaning he) don't KNOW me(meaning her) like that!!! All those kids with no father's??? Oooo she got on my nerves! and welfare REALLY!!!! You all up in mine like that???? That system totally contributed to the demise of the black family. Instead of encouraging relationships you gotta hide your man and the gifts??? Oh it was just TOO much! LOL! I like to had a fit!!!!!!!!! I was like what in the SAM Hill am I watching?? LOL!
Her: I can't stop laughing.. you're so funny. The welfare was a mess.. seems like the system was a$$ backward back then.. still is but I digress. You had to hide the iron?? LAWD! Will you watch it again? *dies laughin* I'm gonna watch it right now.. The parts that make me laugh genuinely is when the daughter comes home drunk.. talking about learning how to hold her liquor.. and when they were having the father's day party (WHY??) and that lady was dancing with the little son.. I was like why is she popping her monkey all in his face??? I mean, I know he is short and that was the dance back then but still. Lol
Me: NO I shan't be watching that mess again!!!!!! I agree the daughter being drunk and the grown woman dancing with little dude was too much! Why did they give Rupert a Father's day party???????? That was so dumb. Claudine knew the man already had kidaphobia so what the heck was that about?? I could see if it was a birthday party...