Where there is a subgenre of popular films about men who sleep and are unhappy before they “wake up”. And find their metaphorical ball through the significant changes in their lives. Maybe they found out that their husbands were cheating on them, and their marriage ended. Or maybe a child kidnapped, and the police didn’t want to help. The most important thing is that the man returns to self-confidence. And usually wins the love of a wonderful woman and the mere adoration. Of the supporting characters who previously persecuted him.
There’s another popular film sub-genre about screwing the wrong people and its consequences:
Elijah Naishuler from 2021 – Fantasy of Violence Nobody belongs to the two groups. And treats them with the same level of respect. This is a very well-made film. Naishuller is characterized by the fact that it provides action scenes. And provides space for actors to react non-verbally. Only time and quick eyes and body language tell us how they feel. Or whether they are trying to run away or prepare for action. It’s also possibly one of the most morally disgusting films I’ve ever seen.
No character will ever run from someone who is chasing them. He spends his films fighting and killing people because they want to feel his skin split open on his ankle. He didn’t care whether this search for experience ended. In his death or whether his actions put his family in danger.
His actions were for his benefit and not for anyone else’s; The violence that her choice inflicts on the people. She cares for throughout the film is the last thought. This is a person whose primary concern is himself and his needs.
Nobody records the fights they want and seek. Because they realize that they only feel alive when they hurt other people. If the film had a message in it, her journey through chaos and murder would be a lot of fun. For both herself and the audience. Not seeing anyone is an absolute joy – there’s little more satisfaction than seeing someone. On the screen who is the best at what they do. But that excitement is offset by the fact that they’re doing what they can do best—selfish reasons.
Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk, who puts on a sincere and dedicated show) is dead on the inside.
His wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen), tolerates him the most. His son Blake (Gage Munroe) doesn’t really respect him. His little daughter Abby (Paisley Cadorat) thinks he is the greatest, and somehow that fact seems to hurt him the most. Hutt is sleepwalking in modern and unhappy life.
Until two muggers broke into his house and stole some money and his watch. He had a chance to fight back but gave up. The policeman who received his testimony believed two things at once: Hutt made the “right” and “safe” decisions, but he was not a man either. A real man will answer. Abby later said she believed the robbers took her cat-cat bracelets too. And suddenly Hutch woke up.
Like most films of this type, Hutt has a secret talent and connections for investigation and violence at the level of Batman. It does turn out that he was once a government “accountant”, a euphemism for a secret executioner that arises when the government doesn’t want anyone alive to complain about a problem. Hutt is a fictional black-ops agent with fully edited files. And his job gave him surveillance skills that most suburban fathers lacked. The skills that told him he didn’t have to face robbery.
But after few years of suppressing his total violent side:
Hutt wanted to attack and be beaten. He wanted a broken arm and a corpse. He may have wished for a quiet life, but the suburbs ate him like cancer. The robbers gave him no reason other than an apology. Chasing them wasn’t satisfying – their poverty and the sick babies. They supported meant they weren’t “pure” targets for their anger. And that made him angry. His helplessness did not give him a new chance to become a pacifist in his eyes: it unfairly robbed him of the opportunity to engage in justified violence.
Hutch finally finds catharsis when a group of young Russian men. Try to get on the bus he is taking home. He asks them to get on and do it knowing they will.