Originally Posted by gabulldawg
I am to the part in Christmas Vacation to where Clark finally gets his lights on(actually Ellen get his lights on) and he goes down the line crying and hugging his family and in laws. Then he gets to Eddie and Catherine. The one thing that has always peaked my curiosity and maybe I dwell on things in movies too much but I don't understand how Clarks in laws treat him so bad and they are over the moon for Catherine and Eddie although Clark is very successful and Eddie lives in a motorcoach and his 2 oldest children are working for the circus and are in drug rehab. Clarks in laws just treat him so bad the whole movie...lol has anyone else every thought about that or is it just me?
Oh well I am going to go to bed as soon as it is over with. Jordan and James are already asleep so I hope they sleep until 6 am when I have to get up. I hope everyone had a great weekend and I will talk to y'all in the morning! Sleep well!
I say that every year to my wife when we watch that.
I wonder if it has something to do with expectations. Like the bosses at work, they have higher expectations on people that do their job and hold them to higher standards. You can get a list of 12 items, and you get 11 done all they do is harp about the one task that wasn't done. When they give the same list to a slacker employee and they get 2 of 12 done, it is "way to go!" "great job today!"
They have the higher expectations on Clark than they do for Eddie, so they expect more from Clark and his family, and expect nothing from Eddie's.
or maybe I have been thinking about that too much