Directed by Vincent Tuturro | Review by Nabadipa Talukder
[dropcap]E[/dropcap]mbracing all the chaos around us, we move on from day to day but what really drives us. Apart from a few changes and coping mechanisms what else do we really have? The aftermath of our doings and the consequences that they bring lays the basic foundation of “Victor Goodview”. The pedantic lifestyles that we lead create all the mishaps and perhaps this human body is a laboratory for all things experimental.
Victor’s life and the tumultuous exasperation he deals with on day to day basis after losing everything that owned, leaves him with a whimsical life. He is subjected to daily struggles with food, shelter, job and even constipation. So what does one derive out of this mess – his need for survival or merely just existing? He is often subjected to meeting people who rather have no real drive to move on or are people with no real motives and ambitions. Perhaps this is why he does not move on in a positive direction.
The plot begins dramatically with the procession of its next events slowing its speed to an almost incoherent fashion with the involvement of its secondary characters with no major ballparks of events. Victor however through all of this remains unaffected and deeply focused on his constipation. He tries to manage his health problems and his lifestyle.
Victor, although wanting to be left alone, is always disrupted by dubious people with no real purpose in life at all. He encounters his friend, neighbors, her kids and a woman who dotes on him but is too polite to impose it on. But the root of all causes and mishaps is his constant struggle to pass stool. He has been constipated for so long that he runs out of tissue paper in his toilet. Unfortunately, his encounter with his neighbor’s daughter and their rendezvous’ clear his actual problems. His serious lack of proper health and hygiene is the main reason he is into a pit.
Victor Goodview highlights the basic obligations and litigations of our society and how we have decided to shape it. A broke and a broken man with no absolute ambitions in life wanders around the streets in search of peace and salvation with the struggles to meet day to day life needs. Victor’s life comes as a warning to most of us since it points out the titular truths with emphasis on how money could be such an asset and could bring destruction too. What goes on the film is for its audience to figure.
All in all, we are aware of the havoc around us; but how much effort do we put in to have a better life? People everywhere are vulnerable at all times of their lives, unaware of the fact that in the blink of an eye everything could be destroyed; everything could somewhere be encrypted and will have its fall back in time. We need to be more grateful for what we have and utilize that moment while we can. Victor Goodview leaves you questions, leaves a gripping discomfort in you which is both arousing and stirring in nature. But how would we exist if we didn’t have these instincts in us – that’s the question.
Dr. Nabadipa Talukder is a doctor by profession with a passion for creative writing and has been into digital content writing for almost 5 years now. She practiced as a dental professional for two years in Kolkata before she quit her job in order to pursue a career in writing. Nabadipa was exposed to the freedom to write for various fronts which opened up her mind and introduced her to the world of screenplay and script writing. She wishes to travel and understand various cultures and wishes to write their stories.