Saturday October 15, 2005 - 12:57AM EDT
Awesomely depressing is what first comes to mind with this movie. The depressing part is a personal opinion and really doesn't have to do with the quality of the movie. I'll explain later. I laughed a little bit harder at Wedding Crashers and Office Space was a little smarter than this. But I still think this movie goes into my movie hall of fame. I don't know if it is one of those movies I can watch over and over again like Office Space but it was my kind of comedy. On to why I liked this movie so much. First off there is a heavy amount of teenage male toilet humor. Which I'm sort of ashamed of to laugh at but I actually don't care and still find the occasional scrotum joke funny. Especially in this movie. This movie to put it bluntly is what you'd get if you took a peek inside certain sections of my head. Every single character, line, joke and situation is one that I have thought about, been in, witnessed or hope to be in. Everyone from the oddly intelligent weird talking dishwasher to the late twenty something pervert trolling for high school tang and the frustrated mid twenty loser who hates his job and wants to quit his job. I am, have imagined or wanted to be just about every character in the movie. With the exception of the hot lesbian bartender. I could describe every character in the movie and explain how I strive to be this person. Particularly Dean, played by Ryan Reynolds. This character is just lurking somewhere in my psyche. Everything down to the brief monolgue on eschewing the morals and standard of society for your own personal moral standard (simply to resolve the patheticness of your life's pursuits, ie:getting ass). Everything about these characters and what they do is a part of my mind. It was almost unreal. Even the setting in which I watched the movie had me thinking. The movie theater smelled like freshman year in college. Not to mention to gaggle of teenage boys and girls laughing at the ridiculous toilet humor (mainly the boys laughing). It made me laugh and feel pathetic at the same time. This movie was depressing because it reflected a life that I should have experienced and should BE experiencing. While at the same time thinking why in the hell would I want that life. I want it because I don't give a fuck and I've given up on living in the real world. The utter patheticness of the characters' situation is something that no one should want. But you do, your attracted to that crap because when your on the other side you realize how much it blows so you figure you go back to being that other kind of loser where it will blow just as much except you have no responsibility or regard for other people's feelings. This movie annuciated a part of my mind that I take seriously and that an outsider probably wished I didn't. Just watch the movie and you will get a very good idea of what goes through my head on a daily basis. This is not a joke. I cannot emphasize how serious I am. I'm not being sarcastic or trying to be funny. This is what I think about. Yes it is pathetic and sick and perverted and sick. But that is the bold truth.