it breaks my heart that this isn't part of the cultural christmas canon in the same way as things like rudolph and frosty, but i got to show it to my girlfriend and entire family tonight, so i'll take what i can get :)
this movie felt a little bit like having a serious conversation with my mom
i don't like serious conversations with my mom very much
(i still loved this tho)
next day edit: massive fucking props to john gallagher jr., especially in his last scene. still haunting me.
the recorder bit is one of the funniest things i've seen in a long time.
it's so so so good to see these guys playing again; this whole special just made me so happy.
oh, and it's definitely worth noting; the way this is shot is EXTREMELY good, it's way more creative and fun than most comedy specials, and it's super commendable that they went the extra mile to make the whole show look this damn good.
what a ride. the true horror here lies in the implication of how hauntingly small of a say we have in our own fate; family and trauma have unavoidable, permanent consequences. almost has a biblical adam & eve/original sin feel to it.
the film seems to have this internal struggle with itself over where the blame should lie (side note: i'm discovering as i write this how difficult this movie is to talk about without spoiling anything.) this messy shifting of…