A story of amour fou. Walt is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really... See full summary »
Introspective artist Blake is buckling under the weight of fame, professional obligations and a mounting feeling of isolation. Dwarfed by towering trees, Blake slowly makes his way through dense woods. He scrambles down an embankment to a fresh spring and undresses for a short swim. The next morning he returns to his house, an elegant, if neglected, stone mansion. Many people are looking for Blake--his friends, his managers and record label, even a private detective--but he does not want to be found. In the haze of his final hours, Blake will spend most his time by himself. He avoids the people who are living in his house, who approach him only when they want something, be it money or help with a song. He hides from one concerned friend and turns away another. He visits politely with a stranger from the Yellow Pages sales department, and he ducks into an underground rock club. He wanders through the woods and he plays a new song, one last rock and roll blowout. Finally, alone in the ...Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Voted the best film of 2005 by the Cahiers Du Cinema magazine. See more »
One of the LDS missionaries that visits the house is wearing a light blue shirt. LDS missionaries are only permitted to wear non-decorative white shirts with dark pants/suits, and a conservative tie. The missionaries also carried no pamphlets, visual aids, appointment books, or their own complete sets of scriptures, which is highly unlikely for door-to-door proselytizing. See more »
When I first saw this movie I wanted compensation for my waisted time, but oddly enough as time went by my feelings about the movie shifted from regret to fond recollection. Now don't get me wrong I still feel that it is by no means a "good" movie, but it has a scarce few redeeming qualities. For example, it is very endearing to any of us who have had days disappear from the week either due to night of too much drinking or a day full of too many "other vices". Another point is that the movie definitely captures a very true to life atmosphere, even to a fault. Unfortunately these were about the only good things I could say about the film. In my humble opinion I felt that the movie was pretentious and painfully arduous, often focusing for minutes at a time on the most mundane details that we overlook in normal life for good reason. I felt like finishing the movie was a matter of personal accomplishment as opposed to actually enjoying it. The character development was anemic at best and the dialog was almost non-existent. I believe that this film could have actually been affective if it didn't feel like some morose candid camera show on the life of an addict. In my opinion this film wasn't even good enough to evoke any other emotional response other than "why am I watching this?"
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