How am I like Robert?
I have a room much like his.
I have some personal issues.
I have very few friends, but those I do have are priceless.
I don't go out much unless I'm working.
I can't claim to have been abused by my wonderful parents though! There's no doubt Robert has had a much tougher life than I have. And he's been misshapen by his environment. Having watched this a few times, I'm thankful I'm not Robert.
In aggressively bold camera moves, we're told his story in flashback from early childhood. I'm still nursing the wounds from his father's first-person punches and kicks into my face. That aggression is chillingly mirrored in Robert's behaviour towards his girlfriend which we're told threatens to border on violence.
But it's in the last seconds of this film that it really hits home. Robert has a wonderful friend who is fully aware of his depression and, I thought initially, judgmentally picks holes in Robert's apartment and lifestyle. On subsequent viewings, it's clear that he's only doing that because a friend should, to help Robert out of the emotional hole he's in.
A beautifully compact movie, camera, acting, music - were all excellent.
Nitpickingly - young Robert's hyperventilating in the first part of the movie didn't work.
But other than that, this is a superb film - a TM classic.»
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