Wake Up and Smell the Lemons
Patricia | May. 21, 2010

I’m so glad I stumbled across Erik Proulx, his blog Please Feed the Animals, and this film, Lemonade. It begins from the old saying about how, when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade (although I have to say, I prefer Tina’s version: “When life gives you lemons, throw those suckers in the garbage!”). But it presents neither unrelenting cheerfulness nor happy endings. Instead, it shows what happens to a group of former advertising people who have one thing in common — the shock of layoff — and the ways they changed their lives in the time that’s followed.

The film is well worth the 35 minutes it takes to watch, and if it doesn’t leave you questioning your own life choices and comparing them with what you once dreamed you would be, then you are just more together than a person has any right to be. The film is available in its entirety for free on hulu.

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