Day: January 3, 2010

You know, old people are pretty old…

In a world where we have Transformers and Avatar costing hundreds of millions to make, we tend to forget the lighter side of filmmaking.

Filmed on a ridiculously low budget, nasty old people takes us into the life of a 19 year old neo-nazi and the old people she takes care of for a living.

From a paranoid old bat, to a horny old woman to a 49 year old writer with cancer. All of them teach our Nazi friend that life can be a great thing.

A virtually unknown cast creates one of the most realistic depictions of lonely shut ins I’ve seen in recent memory. I was in a mental hospital for a time, I can say the depictions are pretty much spot on. Not necessarily crazy, but just lonely and misunderstood.

The movie plays out more like a series of short plays. Showing the day to day lives of the characters. Wheater it’s drawing pictures of their cancer-ridden brain on a chalkboard or watching porn and telling people they’re ugly.

After all is said and done, I was left with a warm feeling. I could see a lot of myself in the movie. The fact that you can solve anything with a little positive thinking. Don’t know if that’s what the director was going for, but that’s what I got out of it. Very well shot and even better acting. You can pick the movie up at “The Pirate Bay”.