>I was bored out of my gourd at work today so I watched One Hour Photo. This is a really great movie that is probably underrated because many people will not understand it. Given it does need some explanation that’s what IMDB is for. I don’t usually explain the whole premise here but I will here because it’s a very important move. SPOILER ALERT: Robin Williams does an awesome job portraying a lonely guy who works in a photo processing center. He sees all the photos of happy people and wishes he could be one of them. He becomes obsessed with one particular family and finds out from other photos that the husband is having an affair. He places one of the other pictures into this family’s envelope. He is wishing the family to break up so maybe he can be the replacement father. After finding out that the wife doesn’t confront the husband about the picture he freaks out. Ok. Maybe I’ll stop here and let you watch it for yourself.
Interestingly, on the cover of the DVD a quote from the Rolling Stone says this move is “Truely, deeply scary”. Scary? It is not scary in the least. It’s sad and depressing because this is a lonely guy trying to cope. Vanity Fair compares it to “Psycho”. Really now? Give a lonely guy a chance.
The moral of this story is that lonely people get no sympathy on this planet. Fuck you all! You just don’t care do you? You women walk through the store and don’t even look at guys. WTF? What are we supposed to do when you live with your brick wall separating you from us? How are we supposed to get through? Screw you bitches!