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In his first scene in the film, Rupert Pupkin has this to say a fellow obsessive Jerry fan:
It's not my whole life. It's not my whole life. That's right. It's yours but not mine.
Here he denies how obsessed he is with Jerry, yet he's the one who's wearing the same exact suit as Jerry. Clearly it is his whole life. Every word he says, every gesture he makes, every choice he makes, every movement he makes-he does it…
Before I saw this movie last year:
I would wake up every day wanting to go right back to sleep again. I wanted to go right back to dreaming because I believed that only there could I live without making a mistake, without accidentally saying the wrong thing, without the fear of being judged, or without the fear of not being good enough.
I would wake up every day wanting to do good: wanting to be there for someone, wanting…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
At the end of the film when Ruben takes out his processors and sits in silence, I get the sense that he’s come to terms with his hearing loss, and he’s also realized how much of a missed opportunity Joe’s deaf community really was. The whole time he was there, he longed to get out. Longed to get back into his music, back with his girlfriend.
When he was finally out, it was nothing like he expected. He was completely…
Sex is boring to Ballard after seeing it and doing it so many times.
Car crashes are boring to Ballard after seeing them so many times.
If the sex goes to new heights it feels fresh again.
If the crashes are more brutal, more personal, they feel fresh.
But soon he's bored again.
More new heights.
Even more brutal now.
Bored again, but now obsessed.
How many new heights can he go to? How many limits can he disregard?
How brutal can these crashes get?
Go too far and he'll be obsessed forever.
Crash too hard and he'll be dead.