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Watch It: The Brood

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August 11th, 2009

the brood cindy lind Watch It: The BroodNote: Watch It will be a regular feature that highlights films—both mainstream and cult—that need to be rented, downloaded, purchased or stolen—whatever floats your boat, as long as you watch it.

David Cronenberg called The Brood his version of Kramer vs. Kramer, and the comparison is apt in that both films deal with divorce and the trauma that it wreaks upon all concerned. Cronenberg was recovering from a messy divorce himself when he wrote the script, so The Brood proves two things: 1) Art can be wonderfully, brutally cathartic, and 2) if you marry a writer/director, you better be prepared for a very unflattering depiction of yourself if things go bad.

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