When I saw this video, I had about 20 reactions. It’s funny, for sure, and well done. However, sometimes the truth hurts, and I’ve said some of the quotes from the film. If I can’t laugh at myself, then I have ignored my best source of humorous material!
The sister-in-law ruins it with poor acting. All of her scenes were bad, except the dinner table one where she doesn’t speak. I was nearly laughing out loud at that. Maybe partly the situation, and partly the fact that most religion’s prayers sound eerily similar.
I don’t appreciate the implied celibate-homosexuality, because it’s just one of those few topics I don’t find funny. Maybe because too many people from all walks of life are having serious struggles with it and my compassion for them overrides the humor.
The Gen Con shirt and other touches indicate that the filmmakers really know their subject matter, and as such, must have been gamers at some point. Every hobby has its extreme members. Gamers are one of the easiest comedic targets. But we aren’t all the same…
“I don’t appreciate the implied celibate-homosexuality, because it’s just one of those few topics I don’t find funny. Maybe because too many people from all walks of life are having serious struggles with it and my compassion for them overrides the humor.”
If being celibate made you gay, I’d be a friggin’ interior decorator.
What I meant by “celibate-homosexual” was that the two are not sexually active, but that they have the feelings toward each other. I guess my supposedly clever wordplay is a little cloudy…
If being an interior decorator makes you gay, my father-in-law just broke the space time continuum. And where did all this furniture in my living room come from? 🙂 I found the entire video to be incredibly hilarious. It hits quite close to home though, and that is part of why it’s so funny. The girl was too obviously going for The Funny, and not playing her part. It lost its documentary feel when the camera set up outside to film the pizza girl too. I don’t have any compassion for the two dudes. Compassion? You want COMPASSION? I’M CHAOTIC NEUTRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!
[…] A few of the scenes were a little too close to home. Unlike Fear of Girls, I felt that the director was poking fun at a group he didn’t understand, not engaging in amusing self-flagellation. Most difficult for me were the scenes depicting miniature painting, a hobby I’ve really started to enjoy in the past 18 months. He’s talking to the mini like it’s a real person. It infantilized something that takes skill and lots of patience. Portrayed correctly, it could have shown his immersion in a geeky hobby and highlighted his ability to be patient. […]