33 Days: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Ordinary People™
January 31, 2011
1979’s Best Picture – Kramer vs. Kramer and Ordinary People (Best Picture the following year) signaled the end of the domination of those The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Ordinary People™ movies as forgone Oscar winners. Oh sure, their marriages, divorces, affairs and reversals of fortunates still require complex treatment on screen – I see you, Rabbit Hole – but gone are the days when these explorations were considered an event. Nowadays these portrayals of whiteness on the skids are relegated to Lifetime or the Hallmark channel. But there was a time when they once reigned supreme.