Monday, March 10, 2008

Go Rent Chumscrubber

I must admit, I thought this movie was going to be horrible. I mean, look at the name: "The Chumscrubber". How can anything good come out of a movie with a name like "The Chumscrubber". Also, there was an awful description on the back of the DVD cover that first of all didn't even get the plot right and secondly, didn't capture any of the highlights that would make someone want to watch it. Don't let these two things deter you from watching this movie.

First of all, yes, that is Billy Elliot, just grown up. Actually, I recognized almost every character in this movie. Glenn Close, Ralph Feinnes, John Heard, Carrie-Ann Moss, Camilla Belle (When a Stranger Calls), Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds), & Rory Culkin just to name a few.

This movie is a darkly satyrical look at the pill popping, over-medicated, over-caffienated, quick-fixing, society in suburbia. Particularly, its a look into the life - and surrounding lifes - of a student whose best, and only friend, has committed suicide. What I found interesting in this story is that each character has, at least, one vice, whether it be pills, alcohol, denial, sex, religeon, spiritual awakenings... whatever. And to see them interacting with each other in interrelating and conjoining stories is hilarious.

I relate this movie to Donnie Darko in many ways, except for the whole wierd time travel thing. Young student, has imaginary friend, wierd characters... So, if you liked Donnie Darko and other dark movies of the genre, go check this one out.

I give this one a perfect 10 / 10.

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