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cycle of life
on May 6, 2006
A collaged pastiche of events where everyone involved is connected to each other somehow, as you would guess after about the first 20-40 minutes of watching the movie (this idea is also used in Crash, but less effectively.) Some of the ways people are trying to have a conversation or turn each other on or off is quite comical. There are too many short stories where I felt like I wanted them to develop the story more, but people would not have been interested in watching the entire thing then. Also, to make a really good story for each scenario could have easily allowed the movie to go over 4 hours. I guess it does leave room for many sequels or extra movies, but it's hard to make a collage and impress a critical audience.
You could tell the story had to be made to that everything would just connect together, and sometimes they had to stretch the storyline to make it come together in one collage. Basically, the movie starts off with a whore who gets picked up by a contract worker, the contract worker later makes love to another's housewife, the husband of the housewife discovers more than art in an artist, the artist steals someone's girlfriend (Nick's girlfriend), Nick falls in love with a psychic, the psychic falls in love with a suicidal crook, and naturally the crook runs into you can probably guess which one of the characters.