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Maine's Freaky Behaviour

I watched the movie and I was sitting there, thinking...what is with Maine's behaviour, she was acting like a child and what is with that horse obession??

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Yeah I don't know what the horse obsession was about, but she was acting childish. I liked the movie though.

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.

Re: Maine's Freaky Behaviour

The horse obsession is a copy of a short story where a boy rode a toy rocking horse b/c it told him who would win the horse races in his town so he could give his mother the winnings to make her happy, I think it's called The Rocking Horse Winner, but I could be wrong. I read it a few weeks as an assignment for my Lit. class, so when I saw the movie it made sense why she was doing it.

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Rocking Horse Winner is a short story by DH Lawrence. This subplot becomes predictable as the protagonist, a small boy, is able to pick winners of horse races by riding the rocking horse, but a piece of his soul dies. When he wins big time, the boy dies.

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Just like this movie, when the winning numbers are picked, one of the protagonists dies.

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As an aside, she later gives up her obsession with the horse but later takes up an interest in a new DH Lawrence book: Lady Chatterly's Lover.

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Maine was a child played by a child. How did you want her act as an 80 year old women.

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She WAS a child.
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