Yeah after “The Hangover” i gotta admit i jumped on the Zach Gilifianakis fan bus, but who cares? Sure he’s “in” now, but is that such a bad thing? naw son, Seth Rogan, Seth Macfarlane, also big popular dudes who i’ve followed and have yet to be disappointed. So when i saw the preview for this little gem, i was in.
Directed by:Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck released 2010
No one i know has seen this flick, i’ve never heard anyone talk about it, no big buz, nothing. This is odd for a film with such a current high profile actor like Gilifianakis, but hey things happen. as far as the directors, i’ve never heard of them, and this film has a serious independent edge. I’ve gotta say though, this movie really isn’t that funny. it’s kind of sad actually, but it’s got a truth in it that can’t be ignored. Basically a kid want’s to kill himself, he gets scared and emits himself into the institution. there he deals with his issues. Simple enough, but the execution is perfect. There’s alot of panic in the main character (keir gilchrist) who is a really good actor believe it or not. Right from the get-go you feel for this kid, mostly because he’s so real about his issue. He doesn’t get it, he knows how things should be, but they aren’t and it’s killing him inside.
This film really speaks volumes for those of us who have been in this kids shoes, and the supporting role by Gilifianakis is really great too. i would have to say it’s one of the best films 2010 shit out and you should give it a look.