Roger & Me

Roger & Me ★★½

Sadly I broke my #bangersonly aka #banguary rule on this one.

First time watching, and I'm sorry to say I didn't care for it. I know it's kind of M.M.'s thing to make the story more about himself than his subject and sometimes that works, but here it just annoyed me how uninterested he seemed to be in the people he was supposedly advocating for. It felt like the only time he actually gave anyone the opportunity to speak is if they were doing something strange (like casually skinning a rabbit) or humiliating (like asking his film crew to leave a members-only country club - aka doing their job).

All that said, I do love that an independent doc whose basic premise is "fuck this guy, right?" was as celebrated and widely seen as this was. Because, yeah, fuck that guy for sure.