This is definitely a film that's likely to be divisive, but I love it.
Steve Collins has crafted something quite special here. The film taps into all those small moments in daily life where I'll want to just sigh and stare at the sky and ask, "Why?" Rather than dwelling in that despair though, Collins pushes every moment so far into absurdism that I found myself cackling through most of it. It's so easy to take life seriously at every minor inconvenience and this film captures the balance of the cosmic joke.
As thin as the characters may seem at first glance and as dry as this film is (we're talking desert-level dry here), I found myself identifying and empathizing with many of them. There's so much heart here and there is so much happening under the surface of the absurdity. While the vignettes get pretty bizarre, they're all grounded in real-life experiences and moments. Collins adjusts the dial deftly and knows just when to turn it up to 11, which is often.
This film tackles themes of identity, love, technology, the media, existentialism, and everything in between.
If you're a fan of filmmakers like Todd Solondz, Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, Terry Zwigoff, Miranda July, or Quentin Dupieux, give this film a look. It's brilliant.
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