This film was on channel 4 (uk) a couple of years after it came out, as part of their 'extreme' season. I can't remember any of the others but for some reason I recorded bubby and am so glad I did. It came out at a similar time to mike leighs 'naked', and for me overtook it in terms of its optimism for us. Both brilliant films, naked shows johnny as a conscious social parasite, whereas bubby is naive in the extreme on his quest to fill the next hour. I didn't see forrest gump until 2000, and as soon as it started all I could think of was bubby. Gump and bubby (and yes chauncy gardner) are thrown into a world that has no want or need for them, and by random actions become celebrities through no fault of their own. Gump and bubby are the same person, except gump lives in a nicer post code. They learn through their mothers and repeat their lessons. Their fates are out of their tiny minds, and they're the better for that. Both bear sons and settle with a family, outcomes unthinkable at the start of each film. These two are anti anti heroes, kicking against a system they have no idea exists. They break rules they have no knowledge of, rules imposed and followed by those not questioning them, which is a total bummer, man. I've just read this and realised I haven't told you a thing about either film. Buy me a pint and i'll tell you all about it. I don't own the blu-ray three-disc "perfect until the next format comes out" (dam you gil bates, you cockpuncher) version yet but:
a) I'm about to go and buy it, and
b) so should you.
Oh yeah, this isn't the kind of film that you should show to your girlfriend who's in bed with flu cos you think it might cheer her up and aid her recovery, because it won't and she'll think you're weird and that you want to wrap her cat in cellophane.
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Given the amount of people who'll read this review, AND get this far, is between 1 and 3, I can safely say you're both great people and your choices in life have been excellent, so far.....