Spanglish is a movie directed by James L. Brooks. His movie depicts many sociological themes. The movie shows a young Mexican girl, who is also the narrator of the story. The story also depicts that how life of Christina is changed, when they came to America. Flor is a single mother; in search of better jobs and money, she comes to America with her daughter. As the title of the movie suggests, film represents cross-culture encounters. This movie could be taken as a great example of different sociological themes.
This paper aims towards describing the different sociological themes in the movie Spanglish, with critical analysis of the characters and situations. It would not be wrong to call this movie as motherly melodrama. A single mother has to choose between her daughter and her love, and at the end her motherhood wins, because the patriarchal conditions in the society does not allow a woman to make balance between both.
The paper will concentrate on some of the sociological themes such as cross-culture environment, social distance, family, inequality, occupation and social status. All the themes in the movie are clearly depicted and will describe the complete understanding about Spanglish
Sociological Themes in Spanglish
Immigration to America is has become the fastest growing segment since 1980’s. The movie “Spanglish” represents a young and beautiful immigrant from Mexico. She comes to America with her daughter in search of good job, so that she can provide a better life to her only daughter. She lives in the Mexican community for few years till she finds a job in an American family.