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What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Bouquet involves the loss of a parent and the grieving process for adult children and a remaining spouse. That aside, it explores important themes about family dynamics, working together, and appreciating the way individual differences strengthen a team.
What's the story?
Busy executive Terri (Kristy Swanson) and her estranged sister Mandy are too busy to visit their aging parents. But when their dad dies suddenly, they discover that he left behind not just an ailing floral business, but also a wife lacking in business savvy. Will they be able to put aside their differences to help save the family business, or will old grudges drive a permanent wedge?
Is it any good?
Although THE BOUQUET is family friendly, its exploration of the heavier themes -- death, loss, grieving, sibling rivalry, and unmet goals -- don't exactly make for breezy entertainment.
It's tough to imagine young kids finding much to sustain them here, but for families dealing with loss, this could offer a healthy way to process those feelings or explore how loss brings familial fractures to light.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about not giving up. Have you ever been faced with a challenge that felt insurmountable? How did you tackle it? What was the outcome?
Have you ever had to put aside your differences to be part of a team? What happened?
It's difficult to stay in touch as kids get older. Does your extended family keep in touch? How often do you get together? How can families stay close when they are so often geographically scattered?