SSP091 Analyzing You Were Never Really Here (SPOILERS!)

SPOILER ALERT!

Today, we’re discussing You Were Never Really Here directed by Lynne Ramsay, starring Joaquin Phoenix, and based on a novella by Jonathan Ames. We discuss the story’s premise, its ending, and our thoughts on the character arc and theme. So, if you haven’t watched it yet, go watch before you listen to this episode. It’ll make a lot more sense that way!

We Talk About:

Dave still loving Mr. Robot.

Sean starting a new project that he’s having fun with.

Joel enjoyed Paper Tiger by Bill Burr on Netflix.

Johnny going to Shit-faced Shakespear.

The premise of You Were Never Really Here.

Is this movie a Masterpiece?

What Johnny would have done differently.

The ending and PTSD.

The most emotionally impactful scenes.

Why the movie tanked and the state of cinema.

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