Today's film is The Exterminating Angel. It's supposed to be a comedy but its more of an absurd comedy than a laugh-out-loud comedy. I don't understand absurd comedy at all.
So these rich people are at a party, and they all end up spending the night. The next day no one is able to leave the room. As time passes, they start running out of food and water and their situation grow more dire.
I get that it's supposed to be about the Spanish bourgeoisie and the whole situation with the civil war and communism. But how can we relate to this film today? When I watched this film, I thought about comfort zones. A lot of people can't leave a bad job or bad boyfriend because they are trapped in their comfort zone. They're too afraid of the unknown, of what else could be out their that they can't leave. The same way with the party goers in the film, none of them could leave the room. In addition, no one on the outside could enter the house to rescue them. That's because there is no one else to pull you out of your comfort zone, you have to do it yourself.
Eventually they learn the secret to escaping the room and get out. But the story doesn't end there. Another group of people get stuck at a church. These two incidences show that all their money and faith get them nowhere in life. I didn't find this funny but I found it unique. I will give it an 8/10.