I took it as dont take anything for granted. We go on in life and never fully appreciate what we have. Once its taken from us, we panic and become scared and our emotions are sometimes overwhelming. Here he was listening to everyones problems, not really caring about any of it. Finally something happens to him, his son dies and all of a sudden he cares and shows emotion, but hes very selfish about it. He took what he had for granted and when he lost it, he realized how selfish he actually was.
The message I got from The Son’s Room is that you shouldn’t go through life hating everything about it. The father was very cold to people and didn’t really care too much about anyone which is ironic since he was a therapist. Another message is that it sometimes takes something drastic to really know what people are missing. An example is when the father lost his son and his attitude changed completely. He became more warm and caring especially when he met his son’s friend or girlfriend for the first time. The father could have given her a ride only so far but ended up taking her all the way to the border.
The message that Moretti sends the audience is that life is short and a lot of things go wrong a lot of the time. His lesson is that we need to enjoy as many things in life as we possibly can. Whether they be big or small. That being the lesson involved, the bedroom does connect to the rest of the movie. Every instance when one of the other family members is in his bedroom after his death we can see how much more Andrea appreciated the small things in life compared to someone like his father. A good example would be how Andrea enjoyed listening to foreign music, and how his father would never give it a try. Small things in life that Andrea appreciated, while his father overlooked them.
The message that I got from the Son's Room was that you need to slow down and appreciate what is in front of you and those who you love. The father was very "dead" in a sense that he was numb to what was going on around him, and was moving through life like a zombie. It wasn't until his son's death that he started to take a step back and realize that he had been taking for granted what he had in his life. Also it took a few months after his son's death to take full responsibility, rather than placing the blame on his patient. This realization teaches the audience that you never know when those close to you will go, or when your life can take a drastic turn. It is about appreciating every detail and focusing on what is truly important in your life. The son's actual room was a symbol in the film that represented the father's distance from his son. When his girlfriend showed him the picture of his son in his room he was thrown off and realized that what was right inside of his house, was ignored. This shows that no matter how close or familiar something might be to us, it takes a personal effort to get involved and appreciate those important details.
The greatest thing to take away from The Son's Room is to not take what you have for granted. The father in the movie had everything a lot of people only dream about, a loving wife, great children, a steady job and his health. However, it was not until his son was taken from him that he realized how much he did have before and he should have took advantage of it. He thought his job was lousy when he had his son in his life, and looking at how he reacted when it happened made the movie quite ironic seeing as how he was a therapist. After his son died, the father was the one that should have been laying on that couch instead of trying to help his patients. Finally, he realized he needed to quit in order to help himself and his family get to a happy place. It took his son dieing for him to realize what his priorities should be focused on. The son's room was closed off and not entered after he died. It is very similar to the way the father dealt with his own personal problems, shutting it off and pretending it wasn't there. By the end of the movie the room was open and so was the father's feelings/issues.
I think that message from Moretti was to take advantage of what you have. The father was a therapist giving advice to people that he could have possibly used for himself. He spent countless hours at his job listening to endless issues and stories that were causing him to go numb at home, forgetting of the importance of family. It wasn't until his son's death that he began to open his eyes and put back the pieces of the broken family that he had shut out of his life; going to the record store and listening to the American music his son would love, going through his son's pictures, and paying more attention to his wife and daughter.
I feel as though Morettis message was to make everyone realize and appreciate what you have right in front of you because you never know what the future awaits. Many of us complain or ask for more when we should be happy about what we already have. Throughout the movie i observed the father who seemed to be not all there at least on the job, giving countless of advice that you knew would probably not be so useful. He had a a nice stable job and it took his sons death to realize he was never happy with his job and that it wasn't right anymore to give others bogus advice. Now i don't want to necessarily say he took his son for granted because it seemed to me like he played a good father role towards his son at least. For example taking the time out of his day to talk to the principle when there was a problem at school, as well as doing the little things like taking a jog around the neighborhood with him. I felt as if he favored and spent more time with his son more than his daughter, but I'm sure after his sons death he will appreciate his daughter a lot more.
Moretti's message in the movie was to not take what you have for granted and embrace everything in life. Before his son's death, he seemed to be a good father but it seemed as though he favored his son more than his daughter. Even in his daily routine at work he would just sit and listen to the problems of others but not really be there for them. When he lost his son he went through a grieving period where he realized the important things, the movie would flashback to moments of him and his son together. The room represented the life of his son and what he had missed out on. It took his son's death for him to evaluate his life and see that his family was the most important thing. By then end of the movie you can see the father spending more time with his wife and daughter, cherishing every moment with them, taking nothing for granted. I thought it was very ironic that his profession was a therapist, listening and giving advice to others on their problems when he neglected his family at home and had issues when his son died about regret. The son's room played an important part because it was a reminder to the father about what he had missed and who his son was.
i think the message of this movie is definitely appreciating what we have earned in life. a good job, and good family, and good friends. if we go through life like we are in a bubble and do not experience the world or even experience was is in front of our own eyes it will suddenly be taken away when you least expect it and leave us depressed and hating ourselves which is how the father in this movie was like. i think the connection between the sons room and the movie is that the son was portrayed as the opposite of his dad. he experienced his friends had a girlfriend and just enjoyed his room and home which is what the director was trying to show. the son experienced a lot at such a young age and probably died happy because he was not so closed off to the world in front off him which was how his father was.
I think the message in the film is to be always prioritize what is important in one's life and appreciate the time spent with loved ones. The family in the film is an example of a typical family except for the fact that it is being divided. The father Giovanni desperately wanted to go out for a jog and spend time with his son and family but is interrupted by work. Giovanni feels obligated because of his responsibility with his client's mental illnesses. On the contrast, the sons room symbolizes something that is so close and easy to reach but is unattainable. The room is always there just like the son is, but at the same time it is unreachable due to interruptions and mistakes.
Moretti's message in the film seems to be that we must not take things for granted. This is a very generic message but many people do not realize it's great importance. Another unifying message could be that people do not know when time is up or when life will be over. To live each day to the fullest because the next is not guaranteed. The son's room seemed to be a great place of sanctuary, reflection, and appreciation of the smaller things in life. The father does appear to realize a bit how important people in life can be when he is looking at pictures in his son's room.
The message that I got from Moretti's film was that the best way to love someone is to not let our selfishness get in the way. The father really really loved his son but at the same time was always so focused on himself (never really caring about his patients problems, and doing the things that he wanted to do). In the movie the son wanted to go diving but the father wanting to spend time with him asked him to stay, and so then the son ended up going diving on a different day which is when the accident happened. I feel as though if the father had been less selfish and let his son do what he wanted to then things could have been different. But the fathers selfishness got in the way. I think that a way in which the room connects with the movie is that the family kept the room as it was, so as to keep a piece of their son with them forever. I think its very touching but in a way this can be seen as selfish too, because despite everything that happened they are still refusing to let him go. They are not only holding on to the memory, or the love that they had for him, but also trying to hold on to something tangible, as in the room, or even the girlfriend.
The message that i recieved from Moretti is basically that life is short. Never take it for granted and dont spend your life having such a negative atttitude. Always try and be positive and hope for the best which is difficult to do sometimes. In the sons room the father seemed to have a negative attitude toward his clients. Therapist should definitely not be like towards their clients. In psychology i learned that the therapist should set an example to their clients and the father was not setting a good example. Lastly, In this movie I found a little taste of neorealism with the storyline seeming so real it did not have a hollywood ending which i enjoyed.-April Fernandez
I believe that Moretti is saying, in the most basic terms, to appreciate and love what you have. Don't take the opportunities you receive for granted because you might not ever get the chance again. The son's room doesn't really have an major significance except for the fact that it shows them things that remind them of him, things they missed out on, maybe reasons for why it happened (if it truly was suicide). I sort of felt as if the boy actually held the family together. - Jaclyn
I believe that the message of the film is that no matter how dull life may seem, it is important to realize that it goes by so quickly and that any moment can be filled with a regrettable moment. We have to remind ourselves that life does go on and that we must go along with it and not dwell on things too much. It is normal to grieve someone's death, but letting it affect our life so much to the point of being useless, makes us die as well. We need to keep on living to be able to feel happy again.-Beatriz
the message i got from the son's room is that there is so much going on in our lives that we never realize what we have right in front of us and just how wonderful it really is. the father was so caught up in his own life he never took the time to experience what was right in front of his own eyes, his son. the actual room was so empty and never was filled with the love that should of been there all along.christina rudat