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This is an awful film.
on 21 July 2007
Don't make the same mistake I did.
I read all the positive reviews and now feel totally let down.
This film was full of completely contrived dialogue - the participants all seemed to be on heavy medication, stumbling around mumbling to each other ("duh...I don't know...I guess........"). Who lives like this? I thought my life was fairly dull, but it's like the rio carnival compared to the zombie-like state depicted here.
And the movie as a whole is devoid of any care. There is a difference between naturalistic, low-key, subtle film-making and just not caring about what you're doing (this film is tremendously shoddy). And there is a difference between non-contrived dialogue and people who have nothing to say. This film is on the wrong side of these distinctions.
For truly intelligent, insightful and human film-making, see the wonderful Junebug or Station Agent if you haven't already.