Everything must go

这大概又是一部传说中的小成本电影吧,说实在的,看多了动作片之类的,看这种电影总觉得有点昏昏欲睡的感觉。不过话说回来,当看明白这个片子想说什么的时候突然觉得还是很有共鸣的。不过看了一下很多人的评论,特别是某些人比较偏激的说法,感觉还是要为这个片子正个名。

片子这个名字被翻译过来叫大甩卖,像我最近狂追 deals 看见了还以为是个什么喜剧片,但是随着剧情稍微一发展发现并非所想。如果大家想知道剧情,还是看 wikipedia 好了,我这里就不剧透太多了。主角是个做 sales,有不少 rules,其实老外拍的片子很喜欢弄这套,比如 mechanics 又或者别的什么,总归是一开始说嗯干我们这行,我有些 rules,我总是遵守它,它让我在这行成功。有人比较批判这些 rule 说什么成人就应该从心所欲,而不应该拘泥于这些死板的规矩,说这个片拍到最后其实是说人就应该墨守陈规还是怎么。

其实我倒是觉得这一切跟 rules 没有什么太大的关系,说到底其实是一个人的自制力的问题。自制力体现在一个人是否能够察觉到自己某些行为的缺点,并且能够在自己沉迷于此保守缺点的困扰的情况下让自己停下这些行为,从而将精力花在一些对自己更有作用的事情上。主角毁在什么上?对酒精的控制力上!从被 fire 之后冲进便利店用剩下的钱买回一打啤酒,到后来没钱甚至央求店员赊账买酒不成,在店外向不认识的人讨要。这种沉迷是很明显的。

– You know there are new medications, new therapies.
– I don’t need medication.
– Well, you can’t live like this.
– Why not?

– ‘Cause it’s not normal.
– Normal? What’s, what’s normal? That guy Stanley what’s his name, down in the blue house, his wife blew his brain out last month ’cause her daughter didn’t make cheerleading. Kenny practically lives by himself, you know? Elliot and Kitty, I can’t even tell you what they do. I am no different than any of you. I just don’t hide in my house, okay?

– What does that mean?
– What?

– Any of you.
– Nothing. Nothing. I am just saying…

– No, you said any of you.
– Never mind.

– No, go on. I am a big girl, say it.
– I don’t want to do this right now.

– Say it.
– What’s his name?

– Who?
– Your husband. John? Jeff?

– Jack.
– Jack. He started out in a regional office, right?

– Yeah.
– He impressed some people who moved him up to some big leagues. How many years?

– Two.
– Two years?

– Yeah.
– Now he’s back at regionals. You are sacrificing your promising career as a photographer for him.

– So?
– I figured you out in five minutes. He drinks. they transfered him out here ’cause he fucked something up. You probably thought it was a good idea to come out here. Might even save your marriage. For better or for worse, right?

– Right.
– I just wanna know one thing. What kind of man lets his wife, his pregnant wife, move alone across the country? And what kind of woman stays with a man like that?

– What kind of woman? What, so it’s my fault? You must be really good at your job, you know, just reading people so easily, figuring out bullshit to sell’em.
– Hey.

– God, what?
– You need to put up some curtains.

– Why? So I don’t have some drunk staring at me all day?
– No, so you don’t have to look at your future.

我们每个人很可能都有类似不好的“嗜好”,问题是我们都在不为人所知的地方这样做,而主角的嗜酒却让问题从家里暴露到了房前的草坪上。主角很清楚这个事情,当邻居跑来安慰他的时候,他无情的揭露了每个人自己的这些嗜好。也许并不是每一个嗜好都会导致像主角那样悲惨的遭遇吧,但是很多嗜好的确渐渐的磨砺掉我们曾经的雄心壮志,我们无法控制自我导致一次又一次我们寻求自我的原谅,却导致更加放肆的沉迷在那些不起眼的嗜好里面。更多的嗜好可能导致我们最亲的人远离我们,造成隔阂,即使这些嗜好可能不会让我们遭受物质上的损失。

这并不是说我们需要遵守“rules”,而是我们需要更好的控制自己,从简单的脾气,到复杂的欲求,只有这样我们才能真正在心理上长大,而不是停留在一个比较初级的阶段。兴许 everything must go 这种情况下,你抛开了一切,才把自己看得更加清楚。最后照片上写着“Everything is not yet lost”正是表示物质的一切都已消弭,你发现唯独你自己还是那个曾经的自己,人性尚未迷失,十年之后又是一条好汉。

也许,我们也该反思一下,是不是自己有太多的事情太放纵自己的想法了。

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And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

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