Punch-Drunk Love. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

I’ve seen this film 300 times, probably. Saw in theater. I relate to a lot of characters in film… but my god… I just relate to the anxiety the character of Barry Egan constantly feels, whether at work, or trying to resolve an ongoing problem through the film… just trying to like… get through life, the only way he knows how… with so many people in his life either not understanding him, or flat-out belittling him. And being excited about the little things in life… the pudding promotion thing… listening to a morning DJ with no filter…. being enamoured by a tiny little harmonium he finds in the street…. the pure, raw power displayed in this film…. it’s intense, but in the best way. Such a masterpiece film. Completely.

 

 

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