I was almost uncomfortable watching La Strada. Gelsomina was clearly mentally unstable and needed a more structured life. She seemed to be in love with the man who took her from her family, (forgot his name). It reminded me of Stockholm syndrome, when someone falls in love with the person who kidnapped them. It is awful and made me very uncomfortable. She also seemed like she had bipolar disorder; she would be crying and upset one minute and then happy and laughing the next. I really did not like nor had respect for this movie.