4.21.2008

Yeah they really want you, they really do.

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In America, where CGI / Slash-em / Crash-em / 90 IQ dialogue rules the box office (most of the time -- exceptions, Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, etc.), i am so refreshed to find such a sweet message in this quirky film.

Ryan Gosling is now one of my top fave actors - his character was PHENOM. The casting was spot-on, (each and every performance superb!!), and this film delves into questioning reality, perception, and *the things our psyche does to work out our parental issues. Hey! We can even be compassionate towards one another!

One of the smartest things is that it wasn't about sex. I don't want porn in my message (or a message in my porn, for that matter).

All this being said, it is not a "touchy/feely" film. Just a chunky homeslice of stellar indie filmmaking.

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Then, timely enough, a documentary on BBC called "Love me, Love my Doll" was on the same evening.

I saw these people had found an anodyne to their inability (thus far) to work out their "issues." Most of the subjects' issues were plain as day..... but who are we to judge / They're not "hurting" anyone - And don't we all have our "formulas" to escape or avoid pain?

The documentary was strong on the palate, at times queasy on the stomach and I needed a South Park chaser afterwards; however, it's a fascinating deviance to examine.


I can't imagine going through life without the human experience -- but for some -- it is too painful to tread.