Seeing this movie
was one of the most moving experiences of my life.
Seeing it for the second time, on TV, brought me to tears, a sensation I hadn't known in 25 years.
Do not see this movie expecting to see entertainment, good and bad guys, a story line, the usual. Expect a stream of consciousness, like a diary, an impression of life as experienced by the main character, including his memories, wishes, and dreams. It captures my sense of 'real life' as closely as I have ever seen.
It is full of symbolism and cultural references and most of them will always be over my head. It doesn't matter. The basic message that permeates the whole film is simple enough: all of you people, you drive me crazy, with your pleas for attention, your complaints, your reproaches, yes I know I am an asshole, but I love you all.
The footage mostly consists of a whirlwind of faces and conversations, with the main character in the eye of the storm. This collage of images displays such passion for life and love that it moves me in a way no other movie has ever done.