Movie And TV Bonds That Prove Father/Son Relationships Are Complex

John And Ray Kinsella – Field Of Dreams

Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images
Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images

The 1989 smash hit, Field of Dreams, showed how Fathers and Sons could have a troubled relationship that is sometimes not solved in the living years. In the movie, though, John and Ray Kinsella are able to heal their wounds long after John had passed away.

The movie posits that the issues fathers and sons face may best be solved by bonding over the things that connected them in the first place. For John and Ray, that thing in baseball. There are many rough and tumble men and women who have turned into a puddle after Ray asks John, “Dad, do you want to have a catch?”