The two biggest antagonist in the movie Jackie and Isabel have nothing in common and their relationship is characterized by suspicion and contempt. As a result of the friction, Jackie husband occasionally gets a lashing from his wife who believes that Isabel wants to benefit from even though she (Jackie) has struggled hard to make their family compact. The relationship among the adults (Jackie, Luke and Isabel) in the movie is brought to light. There are many instances of bickering because Jackie occasionally confronts her husband who seems to like Isabel. The communications that the adults have in the beginning of the movie is full of resentment and, sometimes, lies. For example there is an instance when Isabel brings a dog in the family house but Jackie tells her that she is allergic to dogs. Once Isabel is not in the scene she (Jackie) takes the dog into the house; this shows that she lied about her allergic reactions. Similarly there is another instance when one of the children, ben gets lost under the watch of Isabel. Jackie is furious and reprimands Isabela and says that he has never gotten lost under her watch. It later emerges that that statement was false since she too had lost Ben at some point.
Jackie and her husband also have constant arguments in the course of the conversation. Most of the times the reason for bickering is over how to manage Isabel as well as the children. Jackie gets furious in most cases while speaking to the adults because she feels they do not do enough to care for the children. Jackie is often over bearing because she is too protective of her children. On one hand she loves them very much and would love them to have a good life once she dies while on the other hand she does not want them to be spoilt by the future step mother (Isabel).
Essentially the story revolves around two women (Jackie and Isabel) both who mean well but do not seem to have a good way to forge a good relationship. They compete in any ...Show more