observations and opinion
“no it’s not going to stop
’til you wise up…
no it’s not going to stop
so just –
The epic, painful “Magnolia” points a camera at an assortment of people, inter-connected by chance or fate, who face the same basic choice: continue drunk on self-delusion and other pain killers, or as Aimee Mann (and the whole principal cast) sing: “Wise Up!”
Most people hate “Magnolia”, if only because of the frogs (if you’ve seen it, you know what this refers to). Film-maker Paul Thomas Anderson’s explanation:You’re staring at a doctor who is telling you something is wrong, and while we know what it is, we have no way of fixing it. And you just go: “So what you’re telling me, basically, is that it’s raining frogs from the sky.” The frogs are a barometer for who we are as a people. We’re polluting ourselves, we’re killing ourselves, and the frogs are telling us so, because they’re all getting sick and deformed.
Like I said, most people don’t like it. But here’s the rest of the story: “Save Me”