I was initially disappointed that Mike A. was the only one to show up last night to watch Waking Life. But it did not take long for disappointment to become relief. After tolerating this movie for an hour, I paused it and asked, “Do you want to keep going?” Mike was visibly relieved, we turned it off, and he split.
This morning I watched the rest of the movie by myself. The trailer and the making-of featurette were both good, but it’s not good when they’re better than the movie. And I love jawing about philosophy! There were good bits here and there — like 3 scenes out of 20, two of which come after the one-hour mark when we finally turned it off. I may show just those 3 scenes to the folks coming over tonight — the “good bits” version should take all of 10 minutes to watch.