I saw Upstream Color with a friend the other day. We had both really enjoyed Primer, by the same director, so we were both very interested in his latest movie. I loved the movie but my friend got a little lost by the end so I thought it’d be fun to make a video explaining what I thought happened. With stick puppets.
I talk a bit about it in the video but one of the reasons that I loved the movie so much was that it’s about flawed and broken people that somehow manage to find and make each other whole. We’re all flawed in some way and usually those flaws hinder and hurt us. But I love the idea that maybe sometimes, just maybe, it’s those flaws that enable us to do great things.