"Of course, everyone knows fun rules."
Linklater sure doesn't seem to! Of course, cinema is more than just entertainment, and lord knows I don't simply turn on a movie to have fun (at least, not all the time), but if I want intellectual stimulation, I'd rather go to a movie that has ideas rather than a pop-philosophical anthology of half-baked ideas and monologues. Convinced that if the rotoscoping wasn't so damn beautiful, people would see through this a lot easier. There's just nothing here. Ponderous, insufferable, intellectually bankrupt- I can deal with one of those things at a time, maybe even two, but all three is a tough sell. Imagine how good this could be if it were a narrative feature.
...and, in honor of National Poetry Month, a brief bit of prose:
Have as much
Meaning as this flick
Ascribes to it, but I'd rather
Find out for myself, because Waking Life makes me sleep.