Anyone seen this? The opening scene is weird af. Some funny parts but seemed too artsy at times.
Rewatched it last night as a matter of fact, excellent film. Part of its effectiveness lies in what Alverson and co. eschew. There is no straight man or woman, no one calls him out on anything. So the audience is left to do so, at least in sentiment, repulsion, disbelief, ultimately sadness. Beautifully directed. I can't believe Tim didnt get a writing credit, a lot of it felt like him ad-libbing or his brand of humor. Watched Knight of Cups a couple days before and there are some parallels. Both polemics against going through life detached, unphased, above it all, not forming meaningful relationships, etc. But yea, uncompromising, brutal, funny, very good.
>SHUT UP! SHUT THE FUCK UP!
Tim can be spooky as Swanson. Damned good actor.
I think she was pretending, because of that relatively quick time skip after she "has it" and that embarrassed look on her face afterwards when they get off the boat
I think the girl has similar degrees of problems same as the main character, but still clearly more grounded
>relatively quick time skip
We don't know how much time passed or what took place. She likely was embarrassed and maybe a bit put off that he acted like a legit creep and not an endearing flirty work pal creep.
Great character study of the trust fund/spoiled Brooklyn hipster types who care more about ironic jokes than being sincere and honest with one another.
Its a very niche movie in that you really have to be aware of the subculture the film is about to get it, but since i live in NYC and know some characters like this the movie seemed perfectly accurate.
It's just that from earlier scenes I got a vibe from the girl that she's on a similar mindset as the main character, but maybe acting on it differently
having that seizure could have just been a prank to see "I wonder how this guy will react to me"
Also the fact that it is kind of ambiguous with the jump cut following the seizure, flows really well with the overall muddled post-ironic themes of the film. The ending really heightens that aspect when he starts playing on the beach with that kid.
>It's just that from earlier scenes I got a vibe from the girl that she's on a similar mindset as the main character, but maybe acting on it differently
Yeah i can see that. I think she got in over her head w/ him. Thought it was just banter she could handle and didnt realize it's his entire psyche.
If this is serious;
Tim's character is a wealthy man who has nothing to do all day other than get a rise out of people by messing with them - anything to keep boredom away and to not think about his dying father.
He tries to do one good thing by helping out some gardeners working on a house near his dad's, and he tries to persuade the owners to let the real gardeners have a swim in their pool because he wanted to see what their reaction would be.
They said yes, but then started saying "but they need to do x first...etc" at which point Tim's character has had enough since it wasn't the reaction he wanted, and was disappointed.