Thursday, November 13, 2008

Special

I have to admit I have rather eclectic taste in movies... and my husband is just as strange as I am. So when we had the unique opportunity to see a pre-release of an independent film, without even leaving our living room, we were thrilled. The movie is "Special". It's about Les, an unfulfilled parking enforcement officer, whose dull life has left him apathetic. At the beginning of the movie he admits that something must be wrong because instead of dreaming about flying he now dreams of riding elevators. When Les agrees to be a test subject for an experimental antidepressant things start to change. Suddenly he is developing super powers... or is he? Les enthusiastically embraces the idea that his super powers make him special but can't seem to see the people to whom he really is special.

"Special" is a movie about the very human desire to be more than we are. It's a thought provoking movie that blurred the lines between reality and fantasy just enough to leave me questioning what I saw. As soon as it was over I wanted to watch it again. "Special" is currently running as a pay to view special on Comcast and will be released to theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on November 21st and 28th. If you have a chance to see it I would highly recommend it.


2 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I want to check it out now. Thanks.

JCK said...

Sounds intriguing.