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After the death of his father, 20 year old Subaru spends life smoking drugs, feeling sorry for himself and thinking that life is too short to do anything with. He refuses to find work, help his single mother or leave home. Todd, also 20, would love to leave home but the trouble is he can't as he's been imprisoned in the family bathroom since childhood by his deranged mother who blames him for killing her husband. After alienating himself from his family and friends, Subaru's path of mindless self destruction changes its course after a strange incident involving a soiled sock brings Subaru and Todd together. A journey of self discovery that brings heart-ache and redemption unfolds.Written by
There is something really charming about this little film, even if it does feel a little short, and a little contrived (which films aren't?).
Subaru is a great character who is pitifully hilarious. Living in his teenage wasteland, being both rude and obnoxious to his Mum and falling in and out with his best friend.
He has no father figure, and doesn't wish to take on the baton of bread winner himself. Subaru is increasingly lost and lonely until he chances upon a situation, that offers the chance of redemption from his self deprecation.
A funny film that explores alienation and the darker side and mundanity of suburbia.
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