So tomorrow me and a couple of friends are sitting down to watch a few movies that make us cry and cry, namely Dancer in the Dark and Requiem for a Dream. Why? Honestly, I’m not sure. But I think we need a third movie to round it out, and I can’t think of anything that has made me feel as bad as those did.
Any suggestions? It has to be something reasonably common, as our video store options are probably limited to Blockbuster, and I’m looking for something depressing.
It’s basically a comedy (you’ll need that after Requiem) but it’s got it’s killer moments.
As they say over at IMDB:
“Angus” is a great film. It is the exact opposite of the Clue less, teenage film reign and I love it. It looks at the life of a freshman teen who is un-popular, over weight, and un-apreciated. Just like most of the REAL teens in High School today. Chris Crutcher (who wrote the short story this film is based on) knows exactly how a real teenagers life works who is not popular. This is terrific.
I think you mean depressing in the sense of sad. If you mean depressing in the sense of “life is shit”, try WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, with Edward G Robinson. It’s got a Hollywood-artificial-happy-ending tacked on, but it’s clear where the movie really ends, and it’s depressing as hell. Actually, most movies by Fritz Lang are pretty depressing that way.