Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are something every business needs to do.
I’ve been through a ton of website launches, so it’s kind of a ho-hum process now.
This revealing and humorous documentary sees the slacker filmmaker go on a sexual and emotional odyssey in a desperate quest to solve his innumerable problems.
I'll say first that I empathize with this narrator and I found this film to be well worth the time.
However, having seen far more personal and daring attempts at catharsis I was put off by the film's consistent, crass disingenuity.
Within the first ten minutes, it becomes clear that the narrator's quest to pursue the "history of his failed relationships" is merely a narcissistic attempt to further reinforce the high opinion he holds for himself.
By the time our hero takes his Viagra and we're equally convinced his problems have nothing to do with sex, just as our 'documentary' seems to devolve into a time-wasting farce, he narrows to his last, most meaningful interview.
Hostility is funny but it can't replace an apology.
Now the perennial question 'why did you dump me?
' is marked by a more tender, anxious delivery.
This is a fantasy rock-star gratifying himself with a wink to the camera, evidenced more by the passive-aggressive and flippant attitude he displays toward the people who've touched him than by the headphones he costumes around his neck.
At the beginning of the film we are introduced to a list of his ex-girlfriends, which we should note is average or above average in length for a man his age, a man who is not physically unattractive.
He crassly reintroduces himself to each of the lovely women who've left him with obvious disregard for the people they've become, and we retain the impression that he's carried his camera crew with either bitterness or adolescent bravado to their door for a boast.