Metaphor-phosis

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An email from Chase (footnotes and hyperlinks mine):

A woman’s life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions.

Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.

both from kelly reichardt films. The one I watched which sucked (you made fun of plot1) and the one we saw a trailer for at let the right one in. These are hilarious.

My reply:

People finding themselves through bad situations in life: I KNOW WHO I AM NOW BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE FIRE.2

Ridiculous.
Hilarious.

Him:

People discover themselves in ways they always thought they would. I am a huge fan of existential dilemma. But she has a way of making me not give a fuck. It’s like the metamorphosis . . . but instead of waking up as a bug you wake up with a better complexion and a longer pinky toe. You are inconsequentially different and no one cares.

1I did make fun of the plot. I actually made the guy feel bad for renting it, by reading the little Netflix summary in the meanest voice possible and extrapolating on the possible meaning and thesis of the film.
2This is a continuation of one of our ever-present discussions, obvious metaphor for character development: quests, paths, etc.