Last year, between the two of us, we watched an average of 317 movies.
This year our goal is to top that by watching at least one a day.
And as an extra special torture, we've decided to write about all of them.

26 February 2008

Numb, dir. Harris Goldberg (2007)

NIKKI says:
I was interested in this because the blurb had me thinking it was about a writer experiencing a blurred reality. Instead, it was about a man (who, quite incidentally, was a writer) experiencing "depersonalisation", a condition that sees the sufferer feeling separated from everything around him, as though he is viewing his life from outside it. This film chronicles the man's attempt to overcome the condition, and while much of it was interesting, a deal of it was not.

The problems started when the man, Hudson, falls in love with Quirky Girl. She's just so impossibly cute and strange and even though she's not quite as understanding of his quirks as he os of hers, he falls head over heels, and we're meant to, too. I didn't buy it. I wanted the film to focus on Hudson dealing with his problem, rather than trying to fit romance into his attempts to deal with his problem. If that makes sense.

The film began to fill up with subplots and sideviews and I lost interest in Hudson. I was especially disappointed in the Mary Steenburgen subplot that really went nowhere, and was kinda creepy.

Anyway... Matthew Perry is always great to watch. And I wondered throughout much of this just how many drugs I might be prescribed should I reveal my weirdnesses to a shrink. I think I checked off at least half Hudson's issues as my own. Oops.


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