We chose this film mainly because we felt that there was a lot of consumer behavior in it to dissect. The type of environment the four families foster creates different criterias for buying decisions. Brad’s dad 's house is very country , his dad and brothers love to hunt and participate in backyard wrestling. They represent the lower income type of family and demonstrates this by having a $10 dollar limit for gifts. Kates Mom’s family is the opposite of Brad’s father. They are preppy, well mannered, and instead of giving gifts they went around the room and said what they were thankful for and what they wish they could improve on. Brad’s mother remarried to a younger man that is Brad 's age which creates tension between Brad and his Stepfather. The stepfather insists on giving brad money but Brad snaps at him and reminds his stepfather that he makes more money than him. When Kate and Brad ...
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...ut what came next. Throughout the whole movie, Kate continued to show she was a calm person, because when things got out of hand or hard to deal with, she remained composed and continuously figured things out.
Kate’s values do change at the end of the movie after visiting her family on Christmas. She realized that she actually wants to have kid(s) and also wanted to get married to Brad. Another thing Kate realized was that she doesn’t see her family enough, and she shouldn’t lie to her family so that she doesn’t have to see them. She realized she was missing a lot. Since Kate was not close with her family and has been lying to them, she did not know that her parents were friendly again ever since Kate’s sister Kourtney 's daughter was born. She was happy and relieved to see that her parents were and could get along after all that has happened over the years.
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