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Suicidal depression most acute from: a) pondering ones cosmic insignificance, or b) watching yet another failed Martin Amis adaption
Despite knowing "a" to be true for all of us, I have to say that it is "b." Can both be true? Can both be superpositioned like the state of that cat in the box? "Out of the Blue" proves this.
Seriously, enough of Schrodinger's cat lite meets Chekhov's gun; Amis is barely a humorous fellow, but there is some humor in his novel "Night Train" on which this utterly awful film is based. Some of that humor at least may have made this tolerable -- but we don't even get that.
Leave the box unopened, the cat resting, and skip this mess.
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