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I May Destroy You
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i won't review this but i do want to say that late '70s fashion for those in the far end of the middle-aged spectrum and the elderly ranged from the ridiculous to the stunningly absurd.
loved the film all the same, errol morris lets the subjects tell their story and doesn't color it with his own opinion.
when the film works (i.e. rich komenich's performance as emil) it's fantastic but where it falters, such as annie's decision to help dee dee, a decision no one would even consider let alone opt for, it's borderline moronic. but on the whole it's a decent film about characters that desperately want to leave where they are but never actually get to going.
totally stellar performance by stacy keach as a washed up boxer who's desperately grasping at the fading dream only to watch it fall from his hands like fistfuls of sand. rest of the cast was fantastic as well including nick colasanto as the trainer who tries to help keach's billy tully character back on the road to the ring only to watch him sabotage himself and undermine the good colasanto's character tries to do. a young jeff bridges provides the contrast to keach, a young raw talent who is up and coming with his best days in front of him. i can't tell who keach hates more, bridges (ernie) for being young and full of promise or himself for growing old with his pinnacle in his rearview mirror. susan tyrrell is scarily on-target as the bar fly object of keach's affections. loved this movie.
i think jim white was more successful at articulating what he wanted to find more than actually finding it. totally worth renting if just to listen to harry crews tell weird-assed southern gothic stories on a dirt road.
performances were great but stories about junkies and junk usually end the same way. no exception here.