Poor Diggy Simmons gets his heart broken in his new video for “4 Letter Word,” when his girlfriend and her father pack up the house and move away from the burbs.
It seems like their young love might be forbidden as her foreboding father creeps behind them in multiple shots mastering Robert DeNiro’s grimace a la Meet the Parents.
Despite his disapproval, the pair frolic outside, eat ice cream and stare into each other’s eyes for long periods. Who couldn’t resist someone who calls you their four letter word? That’s the ultimate 17-year-old poet right there. Ultimately, his GF moves away and Simmons is left lonely, thinking about his girl in an abandoned house and empty cafe.
The Phil-directed video is for the single of his debut album Unexpected Arrival. Oh, and if you haven’t checked it out (why haven’t you checked it out?) catch andPOP’s interview with Simmons.
Watch it here:
andPOP and Focus Features are giving two lucky people a chance to win a Being Flynn prize pack ($55 value) consisting of:
- $25 Movie Theater Gift Card
- Movie-Tie in Book
Being Flynn hits theatres March 16th, 2012.
Contest open to US residents only. 1 entry per person. Contest ends April 16th, 2012.
Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is a thirty something aspiring writer. However, his aspirations are hindered by his laziness and his drinking habits. He is an aimless denizen of New York City, where failing writers are infinite. One day, Eddie runs into his former brother-in-law,Vernon, who he hasn’t seen for a number of years. Vernon is the shady type, but he appears to have gotten his act together.Vernon introduces Eddie to a pill called NZT that is supposedly FDA approved. After consuming the NZT, like Godspeed Eddie is able to write his novel in the span of three days and become a a king of Wall Street.
The only downside? Painful addiction, withdrawals which include blackouts, migraines, and your casual homicide. In the meantime Eddie is being tracked down by local gangsters and other NZT users for his stash of pills that is quickly running out.
The premise of the film is intriguing. It is kind of a pseudo sci-fi with a real life application, the obvious, drug addiction. The visual effects are evocative of those used in Requiem for a Dream to portray x-ray shots of ingestion and other bodily processes. There are definite moments of wry humor as Eddie successfully fools the Wall Street geniuses, including a tired looking DeNiro, and is praised for his worldliness at cocktail parties. Abbie Cornish plays Lindy, Eddie’s love interest, it seems she was miscast for the role. Her character is an attempt to juxtapose Eddie’s craziness and addiction with a stable individual. However, there is no real chemistry and her character falls flat. Cooper on the other hand is humorous and believable. He took his role in The Hangover and added a little darkness and addiction to it.
The film is a fun ride. It doesn’t require much thinking. It is mainly just a wild story that could be a larger metaphor for a discussion of drugs and addiction but it doesn’t really go there. The narrative is more caught up with the chaos that ensues after Eddie “enters the void”. The final stretch of the film is the most enjoyable part as Burger lets loose and some very grotesque gags follow that are entirely unexpected for this type of film.