Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On With The Showtime

Nursery University began airing on Showtime last night.



It's "on demand" until June 8 and has at least 4 more airings including tonight:

5/20/09 @ 7:00 PM

5/22/09 @ 6:30 PM

5/23/09 @ 9:30 AM

5/24/09 @ 5:30 PM

The official website has links to a bunch of reviews and interviews. (When are they going to interview the graphics directors, huh?)

Personal bias aside, I think it's a sensitive portrait of disparate families who find themselves in a ridiculous situation. Sure, it's foolish to hustle so hard for half a day of finger painting but, ultimately, these parents are all afraid to fail their children. They refuse to relinquish the greater part of the American Dream -to give your children a better life than you had.

Here's another graphic bit:

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1 comment:

Elliot Cowan said...

We are watching this film as I type this.
It's driving me nuts (the poor folks who have to go through this shit, not the film itself).