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|07.04.12||Netflix|| Holy shit.|
You know what a definition of Good Movie is? When you hear how great a movie is over and over and when you finally see it you are still fucking blown away.
What can I even say about this movie... without... i mean how can i talk about it like it's a thing to be critiqued. That's how personal and intimate this documentary is. It's overflowing with things to say. It feels kind of like you're watching it on fast forward because the director has so much to tell you in so little time. Immediately you're drawn in and leaning forward the whole time. And you...
whew. this one really took me in. The best movie I've seen in a while. It's weird how a great documentary kind of sits in a different area separate from fictional narrative. Great movie-movies can definitely make you feel and heighten your experience in the world but the direct imperfect truth of a documentary can really sit with you for a long time.
This kind of reminds me of this one doc I saw on HBO years ago about a friend who wanted to break into Hollywood and become a movie maker but killed himself instead. I wish I could remember the title or more information about that film because it's lived with me for a long time, particularly the climax of the film where the guy goes to vegas in a last-ditch effort to raise money to make his movie. That movie was made by a friend of the subject and the amateurish quality along with the deep involvement of the narrator is very similar to Dear Zachary.
Great great movie. Now I have to go to sleep!? this sucks.