I think I'm missing something because I hated it and it's so loved. I liked it for about a half an hour. Then it was like a broken record. He just kept stating the same philosophy in different ways. As the movie 'progressed' I not only lost any connection that I had with this character, but I down right hated him. I didn't find any of the characters to have redeeming qualities. More like Human waste.
One of the best pieces of English cinema I've ever seen. A dark and poignant portrait of a few people we all hope we never meet. Overcast by a sense of impending doom; Johnny's dismissal of hope in the face of his apocalyptic theories is fascinatingly bleak, and still the film remains sharp, provocative and, at times, hilarious.
A fascinating and troubling film which offers no easy answers or pretty characters. The occasional mis-step, usually involvng a character named Sebastian who isn't nearly as interesting as Leigh seems to think he is, but over all one of Leigh's best films. Don't miss it.