Saturday, February 12, 2011

You Might as Well Live (2009): review: 3/10

Dissuaded from suicide, Robert R. Mutt is encouraged by his baseball hero to get money, a special ring, and a girl.

The film fails to create a sypathetic hero, Mutt having really no redeeming qualities other than a desperate persistance. Black comedy as relentless as this becomes is two dimensional, and seems to be driven by a desire to mock unfortunate people.

 However, the film works reasonably as a critique of provincial society (specifically Hamilton, Ontario) with it's low level drug dealers, low culture, lak of ambition, anti-paedophile protests and atmosphere of weariness.

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