|Richard J.Brzostek - 05/01/2007
A gem of Polish comedies, April 23, 2006
If you've ever felt like your life sucks, or you're just having a bad day, then I would recommend watching the film, "Nothing Funny (Nic Smiesznego)." In comparison to this guy's life, you might not feel that things are so bad.
The story is about a film director, told through personal reflections and a review of his own life. Although he's had brief moments of success, he understands that, in real life, he always comes in second, and this infuriates him. C. Pazura's role in "Nothing Funny" is nothing short of great acting; we see the man's deep sadness, reflected in his daydreams of a better life, and in his neurotic outbursts when his life overwhelms him.
Our director is always looking for his "Malgorzata," his true love. He doesn't know what she looks like, only that he has loved her his entire life. This, of course, is a reference to Bulhakow's novel, "Mistrz i Malgorzata" (Master and Margaret), about a man who, while visiting a park, meets the true love of his life. The director's marriage is a disaster, and he constantly dreams of meeting his own "Malgorzata."
The viewer gets inside the man's depressing and disturbing life, in the disasters on his film set, in his social life, and with the ladies he seeks out for relief. I can relate with his life on some levels, as who hasn't had a miserable day? I highly enjoyed this sad, but also very funny film.
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