A story about a man being a man.
A man, like all men, must "man up" instead of showing weakness. Not allowed to talk about his feelings, or ask for help, he is never diagnosed with mental disorders. When his wife dies, he is never offered and can't seek counselling. When he spirals into depression he cannot talk about it or seek help. When his disorders flare up, he again cannot ask for help. His bills unpaid, he's still required to suffer quietly until he is driven to suicide or is thrown into the streets. He can't even talk to his family. He is a man who must be a man.
A movie with no characters, no plot and no purpose. Though I wonder if it intended it, this movie supremely highlights the silent suffering men live with.
- 5:00 -- He already looked evil. Is he also crazy?
- 6:00 -- Hurry up, movie. I'm already bored. I hope Masiela perks me up.
- 7:00 -- Why press a button to end the playback, what if she had more things to say?
- 7:10 -- Oh, well there were other things others had to say.
2009-06-19, "Los Angeles Gazette"
- 13:00 -- Finally, it took this long to build to an interesting moment.
16:25 -- Hydromorphone Hydrochloride (Dilaudid)
- That is some really serious shit.
- Also, since it's an analgesic (pain killer), it doesn't make sense to this character as I've seen him so far.
- 18:45 -- I thought he hands looked odd, so maybe he has some damage and there is pain which he's taking drugs to manage.
- 23:00 -- Aww dammit, why did she have to be the dead one?
- 24:00 -- I hope she can somewhat make up for it.
- 26:00 -- I vaguely recognize his dad. I think maybe his accent is one of those everyman accents and his handlebar moustache seems familiar.
- 27:30 -- He should probably tell his family about these experiences..
28:30 -- "You'd go into this world.. of silence."
- So is this movie about him withdrawing and going mad?
- 34:15 -- Poor man can't pay his bills but he has a place like that? Rent it out.
- 36:50 -- The shelf has a copy of Moby-Dick (1851), by Herman Melville
- 40:10 -- "Mellgw Bootk" hehe, it's been scribbled on.
40:40 -- His power got cut, and his phone got cut too.
- .. and his water. Was he using the same provider for all of them?
- 46:45 -- You can't get blood from a stone? Ouch. So .. is his semen like blood, and his balls are stones? Because nothing could ever be a woman's fault, so he must be sterile.
- 52:00 -- .. what? Just get knocked up from somewhere el-- I mean, have artificial insemination.
- 53:00 -- Psychogenic amnesia (blackouts) and Hallucinations. In a real country, he could get help.
- 54:45 -- In a real country, he could get help. That and running water.
- 56:45 -- As soon as I saw that scene, I knew it would be him choking her. He's been insane for some time now.
- 58:30 -- I don't know what card game they're playing.
- 59:30 -- University of California, Los Angeles
- 1:01:30 -- She's oddly fascinating to watch speak. I don't know that I'm attracted to her.
- 1:03:30 -- He can't adopt. He has no value.
- 1:05:00 -- I would so not let her sleep over if I suspected myself of killing my wife. Or, say, stabbing myself in the leg. By the way, he seemed pretty good for someone who stabbed themselves in the leg. Well he was, after all, taking some mad powerful pain medication.
- 1:06:45 -- It's not a rat. It's the audience!
1:18:30 -- Well that's a lot of shit he could sell for quite a lot.