Romping on the Campus
Adam Rogers’ romantic comedy is about two parents who fall in love between sunrise and sunset while playing hooky from their children’s college tour. It is a good example of what can happen when we allow ourselves to become fluid and flexible.George and Edith undergo a process of self-discovery as they explore the campus together.
In the tower scene, Edith drops George’s eyeglasses over the ledge as a proclamation of freedom from restraint, just before tenderly kissing him. In the same vein, George forces his son to wear a tie to the college tour, but later on in the movie the son flings the tie away. It lands on a tree branch.The “tie” and “eyeglasses” are both symbols of the feeling of “being on a leash,” the antithesis of the feeling provoked by play.