Critic Review - Common Sense Media

Creepy erotic drama about sedated girls has little meaning.

December 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comment (1)
Common Sense Media


Tony Irwin

Tony Irwin

Here's the meaning:

"Our generation has given away the things that are most sacred and make us human. We give sex to strangers, we give our bodies to drugs, we give our time and talents to meaningless jobs, and so we are losing our humanity. The only thing we still have that is sacred, that keeps us human, is the moment of death. If we give that away too, then we'll have lost everything."

Lucy is present at Birdman's moment of death and it shakes her out of her ennui. It's the first time we really see honest emotion, the core of who she is.

At the end of the movie she wakes up to discover that she has sold that same moment to some guy she doesn't even know for the sake of some cash so she can pay her rent. She screams in terror, regret, and anguish because she has lost the very last thing that made her human. She has already given everything else away.

Oct 28 - 05:09 PM

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