Film Micrœview #135: Happy Christmas (2014)

09.15.2014 § Leave a comment

Rating: Shrug.

You will get what you’re expecting. Especially with Joe’s kid in the mix this approaches a home video project ballooned out of control (though the Cheerios moment was hilarious) — hard to tell where his real life of inviting actors over to have parties and get filmed ends and where this movie’s reality starts. I read an interview with him recently which colored my experience as being more about the fun of the production than the product for the fans. I feel like it’s a genuine portrait of the place of being screwed up, and did tap into feelings I had about being aimless and burdensome on others.

Also there was one random Ozu transition, ‘cept with shots of contemporary Chicago, which was amusing.

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