Equal parts hysterical and depressing. Laughed my ass off until Borat managed to get a crowd full of Americans to cheer for the deaths of innocent Iraqi citizens. It works well as a time capsule to post 9/11 america and an utter prophetic prelude to Trump. I hadn't seen it since it's original theatrical run 14 years ago yet I remember just about ever general scenario which is a testament to the films pure staying power. One of the most accurate documents of a major population of the american psyche and it borders on frightening at times.
Wow. I truly wasn't expecting that. At first the movie was slow going, seemed overtly sad and just kind of depressing for the sake of being depressing. Once the story starts to kick in though and the titular character is introduced, things shift greatly and we end up getting an emotionally resonant story about the loneliness of youth, the importance of friends and the undeniable impact of family. I'm definitely going to watch this one again once the english dub…
A film of looks.
The look of a person first falling in love
The look of desire
The look of a beautiful dress fitting perfectly to the body
The look of annoyance
The look of quiet content to be around a certain someone
The look of bitterness
The look of a dark rebellious needling when you know how to irk someone
The look of sickness
The look of a master engaged fully in his craft
The look of helplessness
The look of the audience watching on in subtle discomfort
Sit and look.