It’s such a cliche to say life is funnny, but it’s so true

Placed one after another, the stories of hypocrisies and defects in our society form a sort of quiet, comedic opera, culminating with Dionne Warwick’s song “Walk on By.” The film could’ve been hours long, but Nicholson was strict that it be short and straightforward.

The concept of irony traffics realms: it’s a highly respected form of humor, but can also be seen negatively, as an armor against sentimentality and vulnerability.

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