Giant follows a couple throughout their lives together, from the moment they met and fell in love to when they are old with grandchildren. The movie starts off with Bick Benedict visiting Leslie Lynnton’s family in Maryland. I will say, that Leslie sure knows how to get a man quickly; they marry and he brings her back to his property in the desert of Texas where he owns half a million acres and a mansion. And this is pretty much the entire movie: their life together. Bick’s sister does not like Leslie and the two don’t get along. Leslie is the type of woman to speak her mind, help those in need, and do what she wants, so the movie starts with a little trouble between the two lovebirds. Bick does not like it when she helps the people in the village and is mean to her most of the movie, but she just bats her eyes and calms him down… is that real life?
Jett’s sudden wealth. Overall, this movie is extrememly boring. I was hoping the entire time that there would be a little love triangle, not that I condoned that type of thing, but I guess that is too scandalous for a 1956 film anyway. I feel like this movie was mostly about the changing of Bick’s anti-feminism and racism personality (I thought he was just being a dick to people, didn’t even catch that whole racism thing until the end of the movie).
One thing I don’t understand is why Luz (Bick and Leslie’s daughter) wants to be with Jett. I mean, he is twice her age. Now that is scandalous right there! My favorite scene in the movies was during their
long, boring, and just wasn’t entertaining at all. Though a young James Dean did help a little bit .
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