STARS IN THE ORDINARY UNIVERSE was sent to me under the heading as the best film at the Slamdance film festival. While I like the film, I wouldn’t say it’s the best, I could happily call it one of the most delightfully off kilter or wonderfully bent. It’s a film that is too unique to fairly compare to any other film in the festival.
The film is three interconnected tales. The stories have to do with have to do with finding the meaning of life and point to it all. Characters come and go and follow odd trains of thought that actually aren’t that odd when you think about them. I mean what is the meaning of life and how do we determine that?
You will forgive me if I am not fully forth coming as to the details and meanings of this film but despite seeming simple and “straight forward” the film actually has a great deal rattling around in its head. The answers people are chasing in it are not easy ones. Even the notion of who is superior genetically or socially isn’t as simple as you think. It’s all kind of complicated by the dry sense of humor which makes things you think they are sending things up until the ideas come around.
Yea I’m having trouble trying to sort this out.
What a delight.
If you want heady films give this a try.
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