Disturbing Undertones in Australia Flashbacks
I saw the movie for a second time today. Love it but I was never keen on the Aussie flashbacks to begin with, they slow the movie right down.
But for some reason I felt that Colin Farrell's character and performance was deeply disturbing.
His relationship with Ginty is borderline incestuous. I felt like he was in love with her--
He hardly ever shows any interest in his wife.
He practically ignores his other daughter.
Almost everything he says is dedicated/focused on Ginty.
Look at the horse riding, the drunken speech and the "how do you like being kissed" scenes. Uncomfortable to watch.
Obviously Disney would never allow these kinds of implications to end up on screen but they're hard to ignore. I think Farrell and the writers got the character all wrong.
The point of the flashbacks is to show that Mrs. Travers loved her father, but her dad's relationship with her is borderline obssessive.
Anyone agree? Or am I crazy?