Purple Violets (2007)

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Patti Petalson is a promising writer, but her marriage and conventional job keep her from her dream. She longs to return to her writing, especially after running into her first love Brian Callahan, a successful crime novelist. Kate is Patti's best friend since college; she's a tough-talking schoolteacher who plays therapist to all Patti's problems, while she's got a few of her own.

"Purple Violets" is a 2007 independent American drama movie. Directed and written by Edward Burns, the movie stars Selma Blair, Patrick Wilson, Debra Messing, and Burns himself. The plot focuses on two old flames who, after years apart, cross paths and discover themselves reigniting their previous relationship amid numerous individual and expert battles.

Plot Overview
The story of "Purple Violets" mainly fixates Patti Petalson, played by Selma Blair, a promising author who caught useful pressures and quit her passion to become a successful real estate agent. Meanwhile, her dissatisfied marriage contributes to her life being far from fulfilling.

The film progresses as Patti unexpectedly faces her former college sweetheart, Brian Callahan, who is now a popular crime novelist. Alongside, Michael Murphy, Patti's buddy, likewise reconnects with his college girlfriend, Murphy likewise being Brian's best friend's ex-girlfriend. At the time the characters reunite, Callahan is fighting with his past splendor as a novelist, the expectations of a subsequent hit, and his existing bout of writer's block.

In the beginning, despite their sentimental affection, Patti and Brian decide to withstand the temptation of reviving their love affair and concentrate on their individual lives. However, as they carefully connect on many celebrations, they eventually catch their strong sensations for each other.

Along with this main relationship, the movie also checks out the private battles of Patti with her remaining aspiration of being a writer, Murphy's stopping working legal profession, and Brian's pursuit of breaking his recent run of not successful novels.

Themes and Inner Messages
"Purple Violets" subtly addresses themes like unfinished ambition, mid-life crisis, problems of old flames, and strained friendships. Burns masterfully narrates a story that isn't just about a love, but also about the characters' private missions of following their enthusiasms, carrying on from the past and looking for happiness in the face of personal and professional frustrations.

One of the main messages communicated throughout the movie is that sometimes it's essential to review the past to understand today and eagerly anticipate the future. The protagonists mutually helping each other to overcome their specific struggles forms the crucial emotional pulse of the movie.

"Purple Violets" premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and became the first movie to be distributed solely on iTunes. It's a human drama that depicts 4 characters bearing the brunt of their past errors, living through frustrations and ultimately discovering a way to resume their paused lives. All at once, it's a story of lost and discovered love where Patti and Brian re-discover each other once again after years of separation, letting their love guide them through their life's problems.

The film may follow a subtle story however encompasses several layers under its apparent simplicity, making it a relatable and reasonable portrayal of mid-life crisis, profession modification, romantic fond memories and pursuit of personal joy. Complemented by some nuanced efficiencies and a soulful soundtrack, "Purple Violets" provides a significant mix of fully grown love story and a prevailing sense of hope amidst misery.

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