October 06, 2004

Mr. Happy

Shelby's dad is watching 21 Grams, the most persistently depressing movie that Shelby and I have ever seen. There is not a single thing that's even remotely uplifting about this film; after watching it, I wanted to go and wash my mind out with Broadway musicals. Well, he can't say that we didn't warn him ...

And as Shelby said, "you think that you're bummed out now? Imagine watching this movie in a theater in Hamburg, getting out at midnight, and then standing and waiting at a bus stop in the cold, rainy dark -- while thinking 'I just spent seven Euro to watch that?'"

(And that whole playing-with-the-chronological-flow-of-narrative thing? It might have been edgy in Memento, but now it's so over. Sorry.)

Posted by Kevin at October 6, 2004 09:29 PM