Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…
"Life's a laugh and death's a joke it's true. / You'll see it's all a show, / Keep 'em laughing as you go. / Just remember that the last laugh is on you..."
"For life is quite absurd / And death's the final word. / You must always face the curtain with a bow. / Forget about your sin. / Give the audience a grin. / Enjoy it. It's your last chance, anyhow..."
Over at a film odyssey (check out that beautiful logo!), movie blogger and "Fight Club" opening shots contributor Robert Humanick mashes up two movie mash-ups from YouTube, both set to Eric Idle's uplifting, send-'em-out-whistling curtain number from the great "Monty Python's Life of Brian" (2004): "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." The first cuts footage from Mike Judge's "Office Space" to the tune, providing encouragement to disheartened cubicle gnomes with martyr complexes the world over.
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