“Since the dawn of recorded history, something like one hundred and ten billion human beings have been born into this world, and not a single one of them made it. There 6.8 billion people on the planet. Roughly 60 million of them die every year. 60 million! That comes out to about 60,000 per day. I read this quote once when I was a kid: ‘We live alone. We die alone. Eveything else is just an illusion.’ It used to keep me up at night. We all die alone. So why am I supposed to spend my life working, sweating, struggling.. for an illusion? Because no amount of friends, no girl, no assignment about conjugating the plus-perfect, or the square root of the hypotenuse, is going to help me avoid my fate. I have better things to do with my time.”
- George Zinavoy
Film: The Art of Getting By
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who’s made it all the way to senior year without ever having done a real day of word, is befriended by Sally, a popular, but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Director: Gavin Wiesen
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano
Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4/10)
365 film challenge: 12/365