A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.
~ Internet Movie Database
I have been wanting to see this for a very long time – apparently, three years – because I had known about the gay theme. I found it at the library of all places after my dvd rental store neglected to carry it and then closed on me.
Robin Williams is wonderful, but his character was such a wishy-washy person, it was hard for me to like him. However, I could certainly identify with the “connection” he was trying to achieve, experience. That was the only part of the movie that moved me. The rest just pissed me off, as it was an expose on human behaviour and how we can close our eyes to mendacity to preserve our fantasy…to a precarious end. I did exactly that seeking a “connection” with another man, though I complicated things with drugs, which I think I resorted to from pressure of keeping my homosexuality a secret to the straight mans’ world.
While the letch in my continues to peer from within, he was eager to see the prostitute (Roberto Aguire), not because I was familiar with him, but because I am EXTREMELY attracted to the type and he was exactly what I like, skinny, dark hair, etc.
When podcaster Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe (Michael Parks), his best friend Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) and girlfriend Allison (Genesis Rodriguez) team with an ex-cop to look for him.
Source: Internet Movie Database
Since KOL, D.O. (do-over), Version 3.1, I lost my list of coming soon movie reviews. I keep trying to get Boulevard, but remembered Tusk being on my list. The DVD rental store had it and a quick perusal of the jacket indicated that one of my knights stars in this movie: Justin Long. The only other surprise was that I forgot it was not special day, got moded and had to pay full price!
I don’t remember if I recounted the emotional hangover over from extended celibacy, but this one movie’s twisted plot dictated a full palette for my fantastic mind thoughts. Despite the inhumane ending, I think the director may have been going for poetic justice, but failed, as a more humane decision by the critical three might have made more sense.
This movie was a bit creepy, even a bit comedic at points. I suppose I inadvertently prepared myself for a viewing of The Human Centipede.