"The film is about modern day male bonding
, which is filled with humour and naughtiness," the director said about his film while shooting.
From "Sholay" and "Dil Chahta Hai" to "3 Idiots" and "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", male bonding
, or 'bromance' as it has come to be known, has appealed to people of all age groups.
The flyer challenged me to imagine what it would be like if men of all ages understood 'my story' and I understood theirs; what it would be like if men routinely could draw on the wisdom of men of all ages; and what it would be like if storytelling was used as an initiation for male bonding
. Fascinated, I read on.
John Lloyd Young, while clutching his lead-actor-in-a-musical trophy for Jersey Boys, affirms that "brotherhood is the theme backstage"--just as male bonding
courses through this testosterone-laden musical memoir.
Both the script and the actors have been whipped into shape by director Des McAnuff, who's always great at staging both male bonding
and authentic rock music.
Eventually, Pierce loved Julian - in a male Bonding
sense, of course
By day, they hang out in groups or meander down the block drinking liquor out of bottles concealed in plastic bags; by night they commit petty crimes, such as vandalism, and possibly engage in more nefarious activities, furtively gathering around idling vans in a way that screams, "Drug deal in progress!" They roughhouse, amuse themselves with what's at hand (which isn't much--cardboard cartons, water escaping from an opened fire hydrant) and throw their arms around each other's shoulders in the universal language of male bonding
. Young or old, clad in the cheap windbreakers of the working stiff or the hoodies of the wannabe gangster, they display a nervous indolence that suggests stress, underemployment, the volatile boredom of the demobilized.
In 1999, producer Ritesh Sidhwani and director Farhan Akhtar altered the vocabulary of Bollywood with "Dil chahta hai" (The Heart Desires), a smart and cool film about male bonding
. Their second pic together, "Lakshya" (Aim), an India-Pakistan war film, wowed critics more than auds.
We had the times of our lives, tons of male bonding
and lots of mini-ramp sessions.
The commentary between essays often gets unreadably sentimental and the dutiful question-and-answer sections at the end of each chapter are more likely to induce snores than encourage curative male bonding
or transcendent spiritual journeying.
The divorced Edmond begins an affair with his perplexed, vulnerable psychiatric patient Lorle (= "Lorelei") while patronizing Vern Gosling, a rustic figure living in the remote Sierra foothills of California, a virile paragon who can teach Edmond the ropes of male bonding
. Both men served in World War II, and the book is, tacitly, the story of what happened during "the explosion of the paradigm," when the wheels of the postwar boom, and its certainties, began to come off.
Goldstein also rejects explanations of "male bonding
." Small-group bonding, in and of itself, is not a gendered activity.