How to find happiness? It's easy actually, just have an affair with a woman that looks like a model on your yacht (win her over with awkwardness). What does it matter that your family (or rather the whole society) is disintegrating? Your personal happiness is the only thing that counts. Not without redeeming elements (for example the main character's brother) but overall it made me angry.
It reminded me of Terry Gilliam's Brazil, with the same critic spirit of the hearthless totalitarian society described in the works of Orwell and Huxley. But of course this movie it's made in a much less scale and budget. But not less interesting and funny! The scene of the medical examination it's hillarious! Nice acting also.
Me parece una película pretenciosa. Instaurando una anarquía en un mundo donde no se obliga a nadie a nada, al final si, pero sólo al final. Da la idea de que es más fácil y mejor tomar el camino nuevo, atractivo y más simple que arreglar la mierda que es la vida que ya se tiene. Es decir, es mejor abandonar e irse que tratar de luchar por lo que se tiene
If it just had that one little push over the edge... if the story had one more tiny ounce of oomph... I could say a million "If it just" statements about this film, but that wouldn't change it. So much potential. The film is literally on the cusp of being great, fantastic, mindblowing even. But it wasn't. And it never will be.
Mostly entertaining indie satire. The pacing slows down toward the end, and the themes are pretty heavy-handed. But there are enough clever ideas to keep it compelling. A few of the characters came off far too cartoonish, but as the lead Zach Galifianakis gives a great understated performance.