Suicide comes with more ambiguity than we human beings can fathom. "Our Loved Ones" shows the unanswerable questions better than any film I have ever seen. If you know my story, then you know this film was a difficult one for me. Being confronted with suicide always brings up awful memories, but it was comforting to watch people wrestle with big issues just as I have. I could see myself in the characters. I had asked those questions. I had stared into the abyss and come up empty over and over again. The relief the film offers is the relief all who have lost someone in this manner find; we find it in life. We recognize the value in our lives through our simple act of living. For bringing this example to the forefront of my mind once again, I am thankful for this piece of cinema.
Be good to each other,