Watched the Donnie-Darko like film Chumscrubber last night, lots of great teen angst, and some nice acting from Glenn Close as the suicide-son’s mum (though popularly better known as the ‘bunny boiler’ in ‘Fatal Attraction’):
“Each character is alone in his world and strains to present an “everything is alright” front through intimidation, passive-aggressive behaviour, or, in most cases, being oblivious to anyone’s world but their own.” Sounds pretty familiar.
Funny thing is that Ralph Fiennes plays a guy who discovers synchronicity and balance, which is one of my obsessions in that American oh-my-god-I’ve-changed-my-life-thanks-to-product_X kinda way. And in a nice twist I actually remember wandering past Ralph outside the Royal Academy a couple of years back — art & life Ralph, art & life:
“On February 11, 2007, Lisa Robertson, a Qantas flight attendant, was suspended and subsequently fired from Qantas for having sex with Fiennes in a business class toilet during a flight from Darwin to Mumbai on January 24, 2007 while on duty. Robertson admitted to the encounter in an interview with the Daily Mail along with her work as an undercover policewoman.”