The older I get (I'm 40) and the more I experience of life's highs and lows (more low than high lately), the more I gravitate to these type of quirky, offbeat, indie "dramedies". The stories and characters just feel more real, human, and relateable than most Hollywood stuff. Right up my alley. Its like they opened up a new world to me and made me realize its ok to just be myself, not some "normal", soulless, successful, macho, "alpha male" cliche. Highly flawed but basically good hearted people just trying to do their best, in their own messed up way, to make sense of and survive this Type A, capitalist, Trump-loving society and scary world of "normal" people and "grown-ups" ::shudder::. Sign me up. My kind of people. Especially like the subgenre where flawed but basically good hearted people try to become superheroes...and struggle at it lol But really, who hasn't ever wanted to have special powers and defeat the people who bully you in life? Great empowerment fantasy.
Related to Griff so much. His relationship with his brother hit home so much with me, though I can't remember if Griff was older or younger, and the typical trope is for the older brother to be the "normal"/successful one and the younger is the "mess". Wish more movies would flip the script on that. Anyway, so if anyone out there (of all ages) has ever felt different from the herd, ever felt lost, alienated, or like they don't belong in this world, I'd definitely recommend this movie to you, my fellow misfit and kindred spirit :) If you agree with my review at all, you can mostly find me these days at twitter dot com/ShyLivesMatter Peace :)