Bo Burnham’s hour of outtakes is much like the original special: it is as thought-provoking as it is self-serving, and probably more smart than funny (even if it has its moments). but the outtakes did reveal one new thing - it seems like his particular flavor of ennui about the internet and the entertainment space in general has only grown, if it has changed at all. it reminds me of the absolute dread so many of us have come up…
theres a lot i could say about this movie, like how wonderfully perfect it is, an incredible combination of fun and painful and aspirational and relatable. or i could talk about how now that i am person who lives a life like andy’s, with late nights and tough choices, i have a much clearer perspective on how awful her friends and boyfriend are
mostly just thinking about how much i like my life, even though it’s hard and scary and…
i wonder how much of the value of movies we find purely due to projection. tonight i really loved the line “we’re already sick of each other. it’s great.” in an alternate universe, i’m in a completely different relationship, apartment, city, i’m friends with completely different people, my energy has gone to completely different places. what line would i love then? would i feel as good about myself in that world? or, conversely, would i feel as bad?