Falling Down

Falling Down ★★★★★

honestly a gritty and deep dive into one man’s descent into madness. although his actions are vile and senseless, D-Fens in a way characterises the left behind of American society, dying through a Reaganomics induced poison on the country. in many ways his anger is wrongly directed but the constant feeling of decline plagues the characters he meets, even in passing, through this brutal film. 

going past the point of return in this classic was thoroughly shocking and enjoyable in equal measures.

“I lost my job. Actually I didn’t lose it. It lost me. I’m overeducated, underskilled—Maybe it’s the other way around. I forget—but I’m obsolete. I’m not economically viable. I can’t even support my own kid.”