The first time I watched this film I didn’t get it. I liked it and I knew it was something special. I also knew, somewhere deep, that it was disturbing. I let it sit for a while and then went back to it. It was the laughter, particularly John Marley’s laugh. It wasn’t laughter because of something funny. No, the whole film everyone is laughing. If they don’t laugh, they’ll cry. This film drips with pain and lost— if you get my meaning. This film is heartbreaking on many levels, perhaps the most heartbreaking is watching Seymour Cassel turn down the older woman, her last hope, maybe?
They don’t get much darker than this one. An amazing film, truly stellar.