"I Am So Proud of You" (short), 2008. A man with unspecified neurological problems, chapter two.
Written by, directed by & starring Don Hertzfeldt.
Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 3/4 (Good)
Dialog: 4/4 (Great)
Pacing: 4/4 (Great)
Cinematography: 4/4 (Great)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great)
Acting: 4/4 (Great). It would have been nice to have an actor do the narration, but he does better on this one than the other two chapters.
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 10/10 (Favorite of my favorites, 4/4). The comedy of the Beautiful Day trilogy, and Hertzfeldt's masterpiece. I can't think of anything else that combines hilarity and beauty like this, keeping both of them going at the same time. The sequence in which we learn Bill's family history is probably the best thing from any film I've ever seen.
Objective Rating (Average):
(update of a previous post - original is here)