I just talked to verbALs about the nature of storytelling and the quote "a good mystery must still be good, even with the final page torn out". And I think that measuring stick can be applied to just about any movie, including this one. That's really the question I was trying to pose. Would Vanilla Sky still be a film worth watching with the ending pulled out?
You were right to be a skeptic... but was the film right to induce that response?
I don't think you need doubt your nature for a second. That's the last thing I want. I think the film should work for you, not the other way around. And in this case maybe it didn't work as well as it ought to have.
I got to very calmly take it in, I got to drift off in thought when I knew I had a moment, I got to let my guard down because I knew when it would strike.
I feel badly for not being a better ally in this
I wonder, was it ultimately as powerful for you? Did the movie make enough sense, and engage you enough, before the revelation for its unveiling to have that kind of power? I'm just wondering if your jaw hit the floor at any point.
But would that same double coincidence of wants exist between two Brians? No. Two Brians cannot offer anything to each other, because they already have it. I think at most they would merely like one another, not better one another.
"When you sleep with someone your body makes a promise whether you do or not". That's fine, if both parties agree... but it's a mess when they don't.
To answer your question though, I would identify as more of a "friend like Brian". And by extension, I do not I think I have friends like me, I have friends like you. Hope that makes sense.
Have you seen these "bills" before?