A Reckless Romeo

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A childish upper-class alcoholic husband who passes out drunk in a bathtub (evoking an uneasy laugh, as it is not unrealistic and is a cause of death: remember Whitney Houston?), and who wants children from a wife that sleeps with her mother, provides an imaginative flashback of an imaginary event, with strangely incongruent details. But as his family watches the actual event in a newsreel, the actual event is reenacted in the present. So we have a film that shows how film is a technology that can replace our imaginative lives with virtualized actualities. But when we choose to enter its realm of virtualized actualities, we may find it not only conflicts with our idealized world, but also revives and reinforces the conflicts inherent in our actualized world. Pretty scary slapstick...

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