i have a friend who ive always told to 'see magnolia, its my favorite movie'. so last week he did, and now he says, 'i stopped paying attention after the first twenty minutes, the guy was fucking the girl on the couch, and that was cool, but then it was just stupid. tom cruise was a sex guru, that guy was a washed up game show kid, and just, there was no story, it was so stupid. i couldnt even watch the rest of it, with the frogs or whatever that i heard was cool, but i couldnt take it. kevin smith was right, this movie sucks.' and he's told me this every time hes seen me in the last three days. at first i argued my points a bit, but its utterly useless, now i just shrug. but the thing is though: if magnolia truly did suck, it wouldn't have made that much of an impression with him where now he has to go out of his way, break normal conversational flow just to say it did. cause he's not really the type to bust my balls, but he is over this. magnolia is truly one way or the other, theres no middle ground, its either a pure three hour cinematic orgasm, or the worst diarreha youve ever had, so much so that you have to kill yourself before its over. but fuck that shit that we're all pretentios snobs for liking it. if anyone here is a pretentious snob, odds are youre liking magnolia because a lot of people hate it. thankfully most of you are not that, and can see past all that hype and other bullshit and respect it for the cinematic masterpiece is truly is.
i just dont get how anyone can watch melora in that last shot and not get a moviegasm.