It reminded me a bit of the 'Walmartian' photos that you seen online of the weird Walmart shoppers in America. Today I saw people bopping around with their g-bangers hanging out, their muffin tops bouncing proudly over their strained skinny leg jeans, and I even saw a granny shadily slugging out of a bottle concealed in a plastic bag whilst she sat on a bench ogling suspiciously at everyone else. One guy that was shopping in EB Games was wearing a tucked in flannelette shirt, high-waisted jeans and ugg boots, it's been a while since I saw anything that would even come close to that ensemble.
Don't get me wrong, I am hardly the fashion police, I only wore a T-shirt and jeans myself, but I did manage shoes and a rough hair brushing before I left home, which was clearly a lot more than most. The best bit was when we were leaving and there was a young girl of about six asking her clearly very classy mum, when she would be allowed to use swear words, to which her mum replied never. The girl's response to that answer was "then why do you get to use them all the time?" I had a laugh out loud moment, priceless.
Yes, if you are ever feeling a little low or concerned about your appearance, there is no better pick me up than the Sunday arvo shoppers of Ballarat, it's a heady mixture of the bad, the very bad and the downright hideous, and the perfect remedy to cure any self-loathing.
Release Date: 2012
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 110 mins
From In Bruge creator Martin McDonagh, comes another offbeat comedy thriller filled with razor sharp wit and intense violence. The sheer absurdity and social awkwardness of the characters in this movie, is what makes it so enjoyable, I was laughing out loud all the way through.
A struggling and somewhat boozy writer (Colin Farrell) inadvertently becomes entangled in a world of crime when his two oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) steal a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih-Tzu.
The fact that so much tension is built around a story about a stolen little dog is clever, and the cast are tremendously good, all bouncing off each other and giving edge to their unique and at times disturbing characters. I found the weird mix of back stories particularly interesting due to their ability to be so unsettlingly funny. It's one to watch with an open mind.
FINAL SAY: Is that a guinea pig?
4 Chili Peppers