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Avoid this at your peril
on 17 May 2007
I wanted to switch it off after 20 minutes but please bear with it. I'm not easily offended, but the slow opening scenes of cruelty and incest were nearly too much. It's about a simple man called "Bubby," held captive by his deranged mother in a room for his entire life of 35 years. He only knows his mother, his poor cat and the four, filthy walls of the room. His absent father turns up unexpectedly and Bubby's world is turned upside down.
I don't want to say much else as it will ruin it. But I must say that any film where a person robs a petrol station with a dead cat must be viewed. If you are religious avoid this, as its underlying message is that "it is our duty to think god out of existence" and that "we are merely just a bunch of complicated atoms that don't live or die, just change shape or form."
This film will make you cry with laughter, writhe with disgust and above all consider life, religion and society. A true cult classic with a good moral message and by far the best film I've ever seen.