Sunday, October 15, 2006


Just saw this film. Seen a few teen / coming of age things recently - Almost Famous, Brick, Igby Goes Down. All good, but this is better. Air's Sexy Boy is probably my favourite music video, so I wanted to see this on the visual level anyway as its from the same director - Mike Mills.
But its a fine film, and good philosophical nuggets from Keanu Reeves in a role he was born to play. Lifted from Imdb...

That's 'cause we all wanna be problemless. To fix ourselves. We look for some magic solution to make us all better, but none of us really know what we're doing. And why is that so bad? That's all we humans can do. Guess. Try. Hope. But, Justin, just pray you don't fool yourself into thinking you've got the answer. Because that's bullshit. The trick is living without an answer. I think.

I read Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel earlier in the year. A fine read, so I thought I'd check if they made a film of it. They did, with Christina Ricci in the lead, though it seems it wasn't much cop. Shame they couldn't get a Mike Mills or a Sofia Coppolla on board for that one.


wooodenelephant said...

Actually Almost Famous is a better film, but Thumbsucker beats it for coming of age meat.
The greatest coming of age film is, of course, Richard Linklater's Dazed And Confused

wooodenelephant said...

Actually, hold on. Its Les Quatre Cent Coups.