ThumbsUp wrote: KnewItsPa wrote:
I found Janey-E was very superficial, materialistic, (ab)using men for her own gain. She didn't really seem to care about Dougie, or Sonny-Jim, just wanted a new car and something to sex with.
Well, to be fair, she was worried about the car because her prostitute-loving husband got it blown up
Nah she was driving around complaining about the shitty car. She was signalling spoiled housewife / golddigger tropes all over the place.
Manwith wrote: Her goodbye to Coop at the end didn't seem too superficial to me.
She was saying goodbye to her magic money tree. That's why she was genuinely sad.
Manwith wrote: her anger over him missing SJ's birthday
Entirely consistent with spoled houswife trope. Why didn't HE look after the kid, so SHE didn't have to.
Manwith wrote: her speechless gratitude toward the Mitchums when they got him a jungle gym
It's all about the money, money, money. Janey-E gratitude towards recieving material goods and social status symboles. Same as the Car.
Manwith wrote: sticking by Dougie's side through thick and thin at the police station, driving him to work, etc.,
Not realising that Dougie was so handicapped he couldn't even drive himself - but could go to work to earn money to buy her things.
Manwith wrote: a diatribe to the gangsters about being sensitive to others' pain and suffering
Her own pain and suffering at having to hand over the money, yes.