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Creative Vision, Meaning, Filmmaking/Storytelling Style.

This is first and foremost an art film, that does not follow traditional narrative film structure, much of the meaning of the film is told through the visual narrative, and tangents explored, the dialogue among the characters generally shows only the surface or shallow aspects of their nature.  However to understand the true point of the film you must first acknowledge the shallow level as the background pretext for the real story and meaning. The depth wouldn’t make sense if the shallow aspects weren’t there. Every piece of dialogue, every scene, has more than one meaning and especially when related to other levels of the film and other scenes.  The characters symbolize architypes in "our society" which provides a social commentary as if told through a simple "slice of life".  The "friends" represent aspects of Jay's own psyche.


The beginning of the film showcases crude characters, shallow ideals, and somewhat obnoxious lifestyle which is borderline offensive as the film progresses you see Jay step away from those ideals which served him well, but provided no meaning. As he steps away from those ideals and embraces a meaningful relationship, he begins to realize more about his true nature. However when he loses his support (Samantha) he is left alone with no support for his new ideal and he crumbles and sinks low in terms of self worth. When he finds the second meaningful relationship (Courtney) he again finds redemption and hope but then when she leaves him at the altar he is again left alone with no support. After the initial shock there is a critical turning point when he realizes that it is actually him alone in the world and that he will never have real support, with a woman, or without one. It is a cold hard reality that he must accept because it is true for all of us. His friends are always there for him in their support but their support is much like the unconditional love of a dog or child, they are simply ignorant to the true nature of his problems as they only represent certain aspects of Jay’s own personal internal dialogue. They would however defend Jay and their friendship to the death. Yet, since the journey is so personal in nature it’s something he must do alone. He struggles with trying to accept this and it looks like he doesn't but that's what makes the last scene is critical since... He is there on the roof finally deciding to evolve and move to a higher plane of existence and understand, and so his jump is a jump to a higher self.

In the film Jay finds it difficult to distinguish reality from fantasy and often has events in his real life played out in dreams. The dreams serve to showcase his emotional state and thought process which he hides in reality.  The dream states demonstrate how we all have our own unconscious biases and interpretations of our emtions and outlook.  The film uses these dream sequences and musical score to illustrate the many dualistic themes and motifs such as shallow/meaningful, beauty/crudeness, truth/perception, ignorance/enlightenment. The entire film is a symbolic representation for the unreal reality that is life and how the forgiveness of others and redemption of self can be used for spiritual evolution.  The use of music as illustration is a key element recurring in the form of the synesthesia that Jay experiences as it augments the visual element.  Life is an illusian, a reflection of a higher absolute truth, by showcasing that delusion prominently, the message is emphasized.  The film also implicitly deals with karma and how through the examination of self, the understanding of karma can be realized and even nullified as consciousness elevates.

In addition, it was an aim of the filmmaker to realistically depict the passing of time, so that the audience be engrossed and feel that experience fully. A technique experimented with by legendary Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, Hungarian director Béla Tarr and humbly continued here.

The underlying message is that there is hope and redemption for all of us, if we truely want it and genuinely seek it.