The film “The Moonlight” is a dramatic film that focusses in identity, sexuality, family, and most of all masculinity. The protagonist of the movie the “Moonlight” reflects the conflicted and fluid masculinity of young African-American men in the US. The film has three different stages played by various characters to help narrate the story of Chiron. This essay paper looks into the comparison between this movie, and “The Bucket List," movie.
To begin with, both the film's directors emphasized on the stressors of life, and while viewing the two movies one realizes that both the stages of life have their stresses. Characters of both movies have difficulties in a relationship. First, in Moonlight, Chiron has a …show more content…
For instance, these films show distinct adaptable and maladaptive mechanism in solving stress. In the Moonlight, Paula and Kevin used the maladaptive mechanism, which involves the use of blunt and cracks respectively to solve their problems. Whereas in the Bucket, Edward and Carter used a better adaptive mechanism, which includes attending international trips, and before that, they sought treatment for their chronic sickness called cancer. The Moonlight characters are more involved in risks whereas in the Bucket List the character uses protective mechanisms. These risks in the Moonlight movie involved the use dangerous drugs such as cocaine, which can cause damage in many parts of the body, including brain and nasal tissues. In the film, they also use Marijuana (used by Kevin), and this drug is associated with lung health problems. On the same movie, Paula is depicted as a prostitute. On the contrary, in the movie the Bucket List, the characters use a protective mechanism to fight their chronic and pain stressor, which is cancer. First, they both seek medication from the hospital and on addition, they opt to have international trips, this helps them forget their ailment for a while as they are shown enjoying the tour around the