Saturday, January 21, 2006

"Yes," no?

The whole of this film is written in verse,
It must have taken some time to rehearse.
The acting was tight, not a scene of it loose.
But I couldn't help but to think "Dr. Seuss."

Too long on some love scenes the camera lingered.
But how often do you get to see Joan Allen fingered?
Heavy handed at times, no pun intended.
So many film styles in one film are blended.

But some beautiful monologues, I must confess,
about there being no "no," there is only "yes."
And in case by now you hadn't heard,
Mary Kraft is a big f-ing nerd.

Here is one actual quote from the film, made by the main "cleaner" (maid-- played by Shirley Henderson who is awesome when you can hear/understand her) who speaks to the audience at intervals throughout:
And, in the end, it simply isn't worth / Your while to try and clean your life away. / You can't. For, everything you do or say / Is there, forever. It leaves evidence. / In fact it's really only common sense; / There's no such thing as nothing, not at all. / It may be really very, very small / But it's still there. In fact I think I'd guess / That "no" does not exist. There's only "yes."


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