And most of what her interview subjects have to say is also about her.When anybody talks about anything else – about themselves or their job or the weather – with a couple of exceptions, it happens in relation to something she wants to talk about, which, again, is usually herself.To someone who has not had these same thoughts, and who can put up with the excruciating company of a depressive constantly saying Me Me Me, this movie may have a great deal to offer, specifically because of the problems Ms. Those who identify with her status as a mental health patient, or a victim of sexual predation, or a junkie, might revel in her apparent message of self-actualization through self-pity.
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I give the filmmaker major props for taking the journey and also helping people like me feel less alone in their struggles.
I think what makes great reviews is when you can see the good as well as bad and you obviously missed out on the overall message of this thought provoking film.
And no doubt, there is value here for lonely people who feel marginalized and want to believe that communion is possible between them and an increasingly cyber-oriented society. And that concerns me.” To tolerate these observations, if one has already made them for oneself or heard such conclusions drawn in the public discourse of the Information Age, requires patience.
So, for some, the so-what quotient of this movie will be an obstacle to getting through it.I for one am so thankful she made this film and will tell all my friends to see it. Her experiences may be real and touched you, but that doesn’t make the film good according to this reviewer. I would rather read something by your hand than sit through a film such as this.Reply To Lucy: The truth in her pain and suffering doesn’t seem to make up for what is lacking in the story being told. Reply Lucy, if this film has helped you with your “struggles,” I would take a good look at what those struggles are. My only problem is that I have “The Rose” repeating in my head.It’s a potentially interesting idea, but the road trip is at best a secondary component.really is a character study of an extraordinarily self-involved person, a description that also fits a typical addict. Brooks says is about herself: her feelings, her injustices, her state of mind, her weight, her addictions.Add that on top of a childhood encompassing serial molestation, homelessness, gender identity issues and rape, and director Katherine Brooks may be understood as an excellent candidate for sympathy, but not necessarily an ideal choice as a video memoirist. Brooks’s 11,000 mile road trip to meet 50 strangers during a bout of acute loneliness. Brooks tells us that, following a drug overdose and an unspecified surgery, despite her accumulating 5000 Facebook “friends,” nobody came to visit her during recuperation.