Lynnie 's journey
I don’t often enjoy a film or a series enough to write a review about it, but “The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix) really moved me. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Based on a novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, and set in the 1960s, it is the story of a female chess prodigy who rises to the top after a faltering start in life as an orphan. What really impressed me as a viewer is how the sequences, the scenes, and the amazing acting of Anya Taylor-Joy who played Beth Harman, came together to hold my interest throughout.
The intricate relationships with her chess mentor – the school caretaker, and her real and adopted mother weave between the encounters with other chess masters who seek to help her, often falling in love with her.
Complex friendships give rise to unexpected twists and turns, and family issues plague the rising star throughout the film. Her battles with addictions, drugs and alcohol, are dealt with very thoughtfully, as are her battles with the chess establishment at the time. This gripping story will be of special interest to chess buffs, but I’m sure everyone else will enjoy it as well.
Lynnie supported her elderly parents her working life – she still does. She’s the breadwinner of her family in the Philippines, Hard times and troubles have made her strong and determined and given her a really positive attitude. Now a fulltime housewife and a Mother, she still has time for her hobby, photography, and loves to share. She believes that being a positive thinker helps with stress management and can improve health. She is also member of the Rotary Inner Wheel Charity Organization in United Kingdom.