The question is 'why should we care?' Yes Johnny's problems are real, but they're not going to mean much to anyone else. And when you've got a character and story that are true but unrelatable, all the craft in the world isn't going to help.
Earth to Joshua. Why should we care? An even better question... Why should we care about a bunch of over tanned kids from Jersey with nothing to do? OR... Why should we care about an ex rockstar, looking for love, when he hasn't made a hit since the late 80's-90's? YET...the ratings suggest otherwise. In your full review, you mentioned that you don't see a lot of movies detailing the rise of Hitler's rise to power. Maybe... just maybe, that's because his story involves hundreds of thousands of people dying, and it's a little (sarcasm included) harder creating empathy for a mass murderer, than it is, someone like Johnny Marco, whom I feel, if you've ever had success with any type of popularity, you can relate to. Whether you're a small town socialite, the big man on campus, a club promoter, a luxury car salesmen, or a well known blogger; once you've achieved a certain amount of success/ popularity, you often realize that you really just want something real, and hope that that "something," can help you find the real you. It's all apart of the human journey. I think you assessment of 99.9999999% of people not relating with this movie, is WELL off. Just because you may not relate to his character, doesn't mean others won't or shouldn't. You don't have to be a highly successful actor, to appreciate Johnny's since of ennui. Try looking at this film not from you're own experience, but from the human experience, and then let us know your thoughts.
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