I''m watching "Monsters" now - a low-budget thing about a magazine owner''s daughter and some smug photographer escaping aliens in northern Mexico. Both are entitled shits. Suggestions of other movies with entitled characters? Doesn''t matter if they get what''s coming to them.\
"Eat, Pray, Love" - is that one?
Include any romantic comedy with a white-collar girl in the city, looking for a man. Sex in the City.
i hated the characters in Monsters.
Are you serious? Monsters had the cutest characters.
Any dick flick.%0D\
The social network
When in Rome about a poor picked on Guggenheim curator who has a dreadful problem of too many men falling in love with her.
Dead Poets Society of course
R3, I suspect, lacks any substantial self-awareness, and is probably an entitled shit without realizing it.
Fight Club. Those fucking office drones didn''t know how good they had it.%0D
[quote]Include any romantic comedy with a white-collar girl in the city, looking for a man. Sex in the City%0D\
Sex in the City was just a film about women''s careers, nothing entitled about that. The women were wonderful characters.
Almost every Woody Allen film since the mid-1990s.
R10 never saw Sex in the City 2.
The Philadelphia Story. I mean, really.%0D
Rules of Attraction. Monsters.%0D
The Friday the 13th Series. Who cares if a few rich kids at summer camp are culled from the herd?
Rudy. He''s so poor, yet his parents sent him to a private high school.%0D
The fact that ugly horseface Carrie Bradshaw (Whinny Parker) thought she had any right to fuck the likes of Mr. Big (Chris Noth) or Aiden (John Corbett) and act like a cunt throughout both relationships over and over, tells me she was very entitled. What show were you watching, R10. Charlotte was the only decent, non-cunt of the bunch.
Cunts (not all women...cunts) are self-entitled POS & movies are full of ''em .
The Big Chill. Ten years out of college and this tiny little cell of graduates of a midwestern state school are now writers for People, TV stars, rich drug dealers, entrepreneur with 20 stores, successful career woman, and rich housewife. Oh yeah, that''s believable. Even for a time of greater opportunity, it was silly. And Glenn Close looked like their grandmother.%0D
Auntie Mame. Such snobs, thinking they are better than everyone because of their modern art. Did you know her pretentious, backstabbing gadfly son once spoke FRENCH to a COUNTERMAN, at SCHRAFFT''S?! Why they hardly could be called American, and I would soil the stoop of my place in Fort Lauderdale, I have a place in Fort Lauderdale, for such people.
If Artie Lange would go "Waaaahh" in response to a character''s angst, then you know they''re entitled poS.
The Little Mermaid
Gee, r18, I had a different take on "The Big Chill." I took it that they knew they were exactly as you describe and that was the point of it.%0D\
Speaking of Tom Berenger, in "Someone to Watch Over Me" what''s-her-name''s character (Tom Cruise''s first beard)is a good example of an entitled character, but I loved it anyway.%0D\
Tam Berenger at his most blazin'' hot.
Metropolitan not only owns this thread but shuts it down for being so middle class.
"Devil Wears Prada"--the Anne Hathaway character was a pompous, entitled, unsympathetic little bitch who mocked the magazine she worked for and admitted she was just there for some starter experience. The skank also had the balls to be offended when Streep''s character said that deep down she was just like her.
The last Meryl Streep movie -- the one with tubby ALec Baldwin and nerdy Steve Martin running after her. She''s adding on to a house that''s already too big for one person. "It''s Complicated." Everyone has a high-earning career and a great house and great cars and great kids (except for Baldwin''s stepson). Meryl Streep is a jillionaire who has a gorgeous shop someone else seems to stock and manage while she goes off on madcap adventures.
Any movie where one of the male leads is an architect.
Any movie where the old, fat, and/or ugly guy thinks he deserves the beautiful woman.
Anything with Seth Fatface and his ilk
Rules of Attraction
r26, are you suggesting that Ellesworth Toohey is an entitled piece of shit?
St. Elmo''s Fire
Rob Lowe''s taint
Either that or r26 is hating on Peter Brady.
Hate to say this but any character Diane Keaton has played in a movie for the last 25 years.
The major characters in the films of Noah Baumbach - Squid and the Whale (Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels and their spawn), Margot at the Wedding (JJL and NK as "Margot"), Greenberg (Ben Stiller and his asswipe brother and JJL''s character). Please get over yourself, self-indulgent bitches.
I think you missed the point of Squid and the Whale, resentful r34. It wasn''t meant to be complementary of Daniels and Linney''s characters.
Truth or Dare
Yep, missed the point. Shamed and chastised. But the other two films I stand my ground.
Any film starring Marky Mark.
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Talented Mr. Ripley%0D\
Any movie with Kate Hudson.
R38, I''m still trying to slog through "Interiors" and give a shit about any of the characters. \
It was a Data Lounge recommendation and fuck all y''all for that piece of shit.\
My latest movie about entitled pieces of shit is "Ink". The tiny drums are the most sympathetic characters in the movie.
*Any* movie from the mind of Woody Allen is filled with self-indulgent, entitled vile pieces of shit. He writes what he knows...
...from looking in a mirror.
Any of the man-child movies.
"The Poseidon Adventure". Just because you could afford a fancy cruise doesn''t mean you can''t die.
Less Than Zero
[quote]The Big Chill. Ten years out of college and this tiny little cell of graduates of a midwestern state school are now writers for People, TV stars, rich drug dealers, entrepreneur with 20 stores, successful career woman, and rich housewife. Oh yeah, that''s believable. Even for a time of greater opportunity, it was silly. And Glenn Close looked like their grandmother.%0D\
THIS! I am exactly 10 years out of college and let me tell you, my friends and I would KILL to have the "problems" those entitled early-30s fucks had. Was it really like that in the early 80s? These days, temp jobs can be hard to come by. Thanks, Republicans.
You will cheer when they die.
"Ferris Beuller''s Day Off", and pretty much any other teen movie from the 80s. "Breakfast Club", "Sixteen Candles", etc. %0D\
But Ferris Beuller is the most arrogant, slappable piece of shit of any of them.
What''s "entitled" about the Breakfast Club? Entitlement is one of the things that got exposed in that one. They practically humiliated Claire for being an entitled bitch (which of course she was).
Your Friends and Neighbors\
Friends with Money
Weren''t the people in the Big Chill 20 years out of college. Not too mention they were all privileged upper middle class people to begin with. Just because they supposedly had "radical" pasts doesn''t mean they weren''t rich. In fact, wasn''t it the rich, non-working college kids who were able to spend time on protests and the like because they had the free time?%0D\
I think people forget that once upon a time, not everyone with money was a Republican.
What''s worse, R24, is her bratty boyfriend who refuses to accept that she has a job that might require her to not be there for him 24/7. My fiance landed a job that requires more hours and work, but it''s a stepping stone in a long career. I''m giving her the space to do what she loves without guilting her like she''s abandoned me. I wanted to chomp his head off for being such a dick.
Especially R57 because his character is in the restaurant business which is hardly noted for giving people lots of time off. And don''t forget the friends in "Devil Wears Prada" as well - when they got the cool free stuff from her job they were like "great" but when her job made her work they were like "oh, you are so cruel to your man." Was Emily Blunt''s character the only non-entitled one???
r56, they were TEN years out of college. The time of the film was early 80''s. The references to college and protests (i.e. Huey Newton and Bobby Seale) were from their college days in the late 60''s/early 70''s.
All of you bitches are wrong! The Big Chill happened 15 years after they ended college. The characters would have been 37.%0D\
That said, a close-knit group of radical white students from a Big Ten school would have much more likely ended up as social workers or state university professors.
They may say 15 years in Wikipedia because that would have made more sense, but in the movie they said TEN. The idea that Kasdan made the movie FOR KEVIN COSTNER (Alex) is even more stunning, since his part was entirely cut out. But you''ll notice from the reviews that it was not reviled as elitist nonsense at the time, which shows how much career expectations have changed since the Reagan era.%0D\
Another vote for "It''s Complicated."\
Real estate porn.
It''s Sex AND the City, morons.
hands down: The Sheltering Sky
Under the Tuscan Sun (having had it on in the background while I was painting walls, I feel I''ve already seen Eat, Pray, Love and a whole genre.)%0D\
[quote]While on vacation, a just-divorced writer buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim, hoping it will be the start of a change for the better in her life.
The Devil Wear Prada, of course!\
Any film with people right out of school who immediately get a fabulous jet setting jobs and/or a $20 million dollar loft!
Actually Glenn Close in The Big Chill looked like William Katt in Pippin.%0D
That creepy film with Julianne Moore as a wealthy socialite fucking her fugly son, I can''t remember the title. \
The film was about the heirs to the Bakelite fortune. Wow, what a bunch of entitled freaks. All they did was travel, lol around on beaches, own homes all over the world, smoke, drink and have severe sexual dysfunctions. \
I was also shocked that they became so wealthy through Bakelite!\
The father started fucking the son''s girlfriend, but the son was gay so he didn''t care, he regarded the girl as a friend. Julianne''s character went ballistic, she also spent the rest of the film trying to turn the son straight, which included finally fucking him. \
Every character was completely loathsome and totally unappealing.
Every Kate Hudson film I''ve ever seen, or heard of.
Agreed r72, though I kind of liked the movie. Very graphic too.
R74, IIRC, the gay son''s boyfriend was cute, didn''t Julianne''s character try to fuck him too? Her character was completely demented. \
I forgot who played the husband, that Stratharn (sp) guy? \
I recall one scene where she was smoking joints with her son and his boyfriend in a bed. The guy who played the son was so unattractive. I think he was British doing an American accent. \
The ending didn''t shock me at all. It should have happened earlier in the film!
Re: The Big Chill%0D\
I knew a guy who was a super radical lefty in college who got a PhD in physics and went on to work in the arms industry at a very high position with top-security level clearance.%0D\
The Big Chill was all about once-idealistic young people becoming the Establishment. The guy who killed himself couldn''t deal with that. They lionized him, but he was their past -- which was dead as a doornail.%0D\
You''re not supposed to like them. You''re supposed to look at them as entitled pieces of shit. I mean, the husband (sneaker store owner) and wife (physician) who went to a state university now send their adolescent daughter to a private boarding school. They are far more Establishment than their own parents were.
I thought Anne Hathaway was excellent, but the family in "Rachel Getting Married" annoyed the fuck out of me - all those rich white people so obviously impressed with their own over-the-top multi-culturalism. I wanted to smack the sister getting married when she came out in the wedding sari. %0D\
Although the best line was when AH''s character complained about that friggin'' Eastern European band hanging around the house for the whole movie while they ncessantly noodles around on their mandolin/ukelele/balalaika/whatever they were.
But the "liberal whose been mugged" reformed ''60s radical is such an ''80s cliche, r76, and it just doesn''t ring true. It seems like one of those concepts that screenwriters and directors love because they live in a world of rich "guilty" liberals, but most rich people aren''t liberals and don''t feel an ounce of guilt about being rich. Movies like the Big Chill primarily illustrate how out of touch with reality Hollywood is with the real world.
[quote] But the "liberal whose been mugged" reformed ''60s radical is such an ''80s cliche%0D\
The Big Chill was an 80s movie. It was looking at those kind of people before they became a cliche. The film helped make them a cliche.%0D\
The film is about a group of people who come to the funeral of a dead school friend. The school friend committed suicide because he couldn''t stand being around people like his friends anymore. The world had changed and the dead friend could no longer be a part of it. Sixties idealism was dead. The dead guy was a metaphor for idealism. The friends were the new reality of the 1980s -- yuppies.
I thought of "Rachel Getting Married," too, when I read the topic line of this thread. Since R77 said it, I will add "The Squid and the Whale" to this list.
The Big Chill was a ripoff of The Return of the Secaucus Seven, a much more realistic depiction of former Sixties college radicals. I don''t think Kasdan really hung out with that crowd when he was at University of Michigan or he wouldn''t have had them all watching football and listening to Motown.
Julie in Julie & Julia, whining about what a come-down it was to have to relocate from Brooklyn to Long Island City. And then being pissed off when Julia Child failed to be thrilled by her lameass blog.
Any one of the characters Gwenyth has played.
Calling people "entitled" just because they are wealthy reeks of jealousy. Taking advantages of the privileges of wealth is what MOST people would do if they were wealthy. Are you telling me that if you won millions of dollars in a lottery you wouldn''t spend any of it? Yeah, right. Some wealthy people are assholes but being wealthy doesn''t automatically make you an asshole or entitled.%0D\
What''s weird is that people here hate the poor, but they also think wealthy people are "entitled." Oh, and middle class women are fraus. So the only acceptable thing is to be middle class and male, I guess.
not sure if this was mentioned already but Lost in Translation.
no r84, the standard enforced here on DL is to be anti-caucasian and pro-prissy. Everything else just flows from those two ideological viewpoints.
Lost in America. Pretends to give these entitled brats a comeuppance but backs off at the end!
Dislike "The Big Chill." Criticise it all you want to. There is here, however, a great misunderstanding of it. In short, some of you don't "get it."%0D
Again, the point, or, if you will, the conceit of "The Big Chill is that the characters are in on the joke of what they've become: shallow, entitled, upwardly mobile white folks ; the very contradiction of what they once believed they would be.%0D
That they end up that way, INCLUDING the dead, revered, Alex is the ironic joke of "The Big Chill."%0D
The screenplay practically shouts this throughout. But the most telling moment is when the character of Alex's girlfriend, Chloe, is answering questions from Nick while he is videotaping her. %0D
She says of Alex- "He thought that maybe he should have accepted that Rutledge Fellowship."%0D
And what is the "Rutledge Fellowship?" It was a position at a corporation which made armaments for the Vietnam War, which Alex had turned down.%0D
The camera stays on Chloe's face as she stares at Nick offscreen and then she says, "What's the matter, Nick.?"%0D
Well, the matter was that even Alex "sold-out."%0D
Those characters knew they were fallen idealists. The hoax that they grapple with is that, despite all of the 60's ideas they once so closely held, that is exactly how they want it. %0D
I loved all the entitled pieces of shit in "The Talented Mr. Ripley": Jude Law, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cate Blanchett, and even Gwynnie, but then I guess any movie set before the 1980s doesn''t count (had the word "entitled" even been invented yet?)
This thread makes absolutely no sense.
Sent from Meg Tilly''s Log Cabin
How about that whole family in The Family Stone? SJP''s character was annoying but not mean spirited, but the family was off the wall and treated her very badly. If that was me, meeting that family for the first time, I''d run for the fucking hills.
The Wizard of Oz\
All the main characters want something all because they managed to walk down the road a little bit?? WTF??\
Entitled lil shits!!
I can''t believe it took 86 posts until somebody mentioned "Lost in Translation".
"Away We Go," that movie with Maya Rudolph as an 8-months pregnant woman who goes on a cross-country road trip with her annoying husband (what pregnant woman would go on a road trip?) and they end up inheriting a mansion or some shit like that. It was a movie all about Rich People And Their Rich Problems. There was a thread here when it came out that was hilarious.
The Little Princess
Was the guy in ''127 Hours'' as played by what''s his name entitled or just a dumbass?
"It''s My Party" Inconsistent and ridiculous.
The First Wives Club\
OMG, i must have mentally blocked "Away We Go". I can''t believe Sam Mendes is still allowed to make movies. I love Maya Rudolph and I still wanted to see her dead by the end of that movie.
Father of the Bride, although entitlement was part of the joke.
Jerry Maguire. Have always loathed that film. The idea that a modest financial and lifestyle downsizing is so utterly transformative to the Cruise character is appalling and unsympathetic.
It''s Complicated takes the cake...or croissant...or whatever it is Meryl''s character whips up in her softly lit bakery. GAG BARF Hang Nancy Meyers in the town square.
Nancy Meyers and Nora Ephron should both be hung in the town square. Or better yet, banished to a country where there are no white people.
R103 he was just dumb.\
Entitled pieces of shit: Garden State and Donnie Darko
The Darjeeling Express or whatever the hell it was called.
Anything involving Reese Witherspoon and a love triangle.
Considering the abject poverty in the world, any American movie depicting living in the suburbs and driving a car is very entitled.
Any movie where the hero (or better yet, anti-hero) is a writer.%0D\
Which is half the movies ever made in Hollywood.
Seriously, watch Monsters to see what entitled shits are like. It captures their essence.
R105, you completely missed the point of American Psycho.
I thought maybe I had missed the point so I went to read the description at link and, no I didn''t miss it.\
"Oh my business cards are so much better than what everyone else has. I absolutely must have the best business card."\
"Look at my fancy apartment and how artfully empty it is it''s perfect for me to look at myself as I run through a daily routine of perfecting myself."\
"All this rich monotony is boring me, I absolutely must kill someone. How about this lowly commoner who dares not to bow in the presence of my greatness. Oh how I enjoy murdering people."\
That pretty much sums up the film. I''ve heard the novel was better at explaining the main character''s nuances, but in the film all I saw was a selfish, thoughtless, psychotic bastard.\
I never said it wasn''t a good film.
I thought the point of that movie was that we''re all American Psychos
THE KENNEDYS -Now showing on Reelz OnDemand.
Miss Scarlet O''Hara of Gone with the Wind, insufferable after four hours
[quote]"It''s Complicated." Everyone has a high-earning career and a great house and great cars and great kids (except for Baldwin''s stepson).\
Who was Alec''s stepson? Hunter Parish? I thought he was his real son. John Krasi? He was his son-in-law.
Doesn''t the entire Sex And The City series fall into this category?
Alec''s stepson is the little boy he has with the younger woman, his present wife...the brat who seemed to hate him; we were led early on to think the brat was his, but towards the end, we come to realize that Alec was cuckolded by the wife before they were married and still married her even though she was pregnant by someone else.
The forthcoming "Crazy, Stupid, Love." You can tell just from the commercial that it''s going to be a cesspool of white, heterosexual entitledness.
"A Good Year" with Russell Crowe
The obvious: "People with Money."%0D\
God, I hated that movie.
In the Company of Men
It''s cultural -- Americans are fascinated by the well-to-do, Brits are mesmerized by the working classes...or were, more before Thatcher.
Arthur own this thread.
But he is a lovable entitled piece of shit.
Micki and Maude
I love Meryl, but 'It's Complicated' was such a piece of shit. That kitchen she bitched about for half the movie was the size of a helicopter hangar.
Of course, the movie was written by Nancy Meyers, The Queen Of Entitled White Women.
The characters in The Big Chill were only supposed to be ten years out of college? They looked like they were 20 years out of college.
This is 40
Just about all of those high school 80's movies, where almost all of the kids were always rich and lived in fancy houses.
Sleepless In Seattle - Meg Ryan made fun of Walter because he had allergies - well excuuuuse me!!! But he was such a nice guy...she was a psycho stalker asshole who left a perfectly good man to run off after some guy who she decided was her soul mate. Oh and had NEVER MET.
The little shit kid was an asshole too. So was his little shit girlfriend who booked his plane ticket.
Only entitled assholes think they have soul mates. The rest of us settle.
"Closer", what a bunch of self absorbed annoying entitled pieces of shit, especially Julia Roberts.
I just wanted to smack every character and tell them to get a life!
As far as navel gazing unsympathetic characters, this movie was the ultimate. It was horrible all around. Thankfully I didn't pay to see it, a friend had some free passes. I would have demanded my money back.
Anyone say "Rachel Getting Married"?
The Color Purple
"Cloverfield. SPOILER You will cheer when they die."
Another vote. When I saw it, people cheered for the monster.
"Life Without Zoe", Francis Ford Coppola's segment (co-written by entitled piece of shit Sofia)from "New York Stories". Zoe is a 10-year-old with an entire NY Plaza Hotel suite to herself (complete with manservant), as her parents spend 8 months a year jetting around the world being a famous photographer (mom) and "The Greatest Flute Player In The World" (dad). For 45 minutes we get to watch Zoe experiencing rich New York kid problems.
I tried to watch "It's Complicated" on cable, and couldn't even finish it because of the gross entitlement. I love Meryl, but when she was bitching about how she wanted a new kitchen I just wanted to shake the shit out of her character and say "bitch, your kitchen is already the size of an airplane hangar and outfitted with more high-end shit than a Russian billionaire's yacht. Shut the fuck up!"
When I looked up "It's Complicated" on imbd, I was not at surprised that it was written by Nancy Meyers, the Queen of Entitled Fraus.
Don't know about the movie, but the book Bel-Ami. Well, maybe not entitled. But a piece of shit nonetheless.
So true about The Little Mermaid! Her only excuse is that she's a teenager.
Talented Mr Ripley is also about a guy who wants to become an entitled piece of shit and meets at least two of them (GOOP of course, and Jude Law)
Oh god, Rachel Getting Married was the most painful movie experience I have had in the last dozen years. What a piece of shit that was.
I'm drawing a total blank, sorry.
Any film that starts with a character who "has it all" immediately turns me off.
I think it's lazy writing. A way to avoid establishing a complex character.
"Ferris Beuller's Day Off", and pretty much any other teen movie from the 80s. "Breakfast Club", "Sixteen Candles", etc. But Ferris Beuller is the most arrogant, slappable piece of shit of any of them.
I never, ever, ever liked that movie, never found it interesting or fun or charming, couldn't wait for it to be over, never understood its appeal nor why it's such a cult classic. Home Alone at least is more entertaining. And could be added to this list.
Many years ago I read an analysis of Home Alone as being about an entitled shit (Culkin) and the two guys (Pesci and I forget the other guy's name) who try to question his entitlement via burgling the house.
Savage Grace, R72. That was the weirdest film ever, very uncomfortable. They did a good job of portraying that bunch of psychos (first off should be mentioned is the father, who disappears one day off to La Palma).
Don't know if there's a movie of that book, but characters in Tender Is the Night are about as fucked-up as those in Savage Grace (from the Bakelite fortune - here it's the socialites who hang in Fitzgerald's circle). You have to admire his honesty and the quality of the writing, but what. a bunch. of freaks.
The fugly son is played by Eddy Redmayne from Les Miserables with AnnE, and the cute boyfriend (with a beard making him look pudgier than he really is) is played by Hugh Dancy, who was the husband in Martha Marcy May Marlene, another movie possibly about entitled characters.
He was entitled bordering on Asperger's in 127 hours. Irony is that he doesn't really change outside of that he starts a family. Feel for the guy and the loss of his limb but all that happens to him he brought on himself.
I don't think he was just dumb, R112. It's implied he treated his ex-girlfriend like shit and that's why she left him.
That Darjeeling movie... Once the annoying intro was over (Nat Portman is stunning, but still, not enough) I knew that movie wasn't for me.
Who lies on a bed in a luxurious hotel in the center of Paris because they are having girlfriend problems?? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhh Just give to the poor you fucking assholes!
Haha, there is a French song about those who are entitled and those who are not. It's called "Je veux pleurer comme Soraya". Basically, princesses are allowed to cry on the cover of magazines when they get dumped, but if you're a factory worker, you're just out to work every day punching the clock and feeding yourself soup when you go home.
Arthur was unwatchable, In the Company of Men was despicable, Your Friends and Neighbors was a horrific piece of trash. Not even Nastassja Kinski could redeem the movie. Did she only work with shits?
Not true about Muriel's Wedding. The family's motionally fucked up, but they're certainly not entitled.
Also, Hesslop is alsmot an anagram for Hopeless. Always figured this wasn't innocent.
The Bling Ring
Water for Elephants, that crapfest of a movie. Sadly, the only interesting character was the "evil" guy played by Christoph Waltz. In the end the movie advocates going into retirement as late as possible, of all things.
The whole oeuvre of Sofia "entitled" Coppola. She even made a movie about that entitled Austrian who got her head chopped off by the French.
Gawd, so true, r167.
"Oh, woe is me! I'm staying at a luxury hotel in Tokyo! The alienation I feel!"
Such an utter piece of shit I don't know how it left the mark it did.
Mildred Pierce is about a single mother who raises an entitled coloratura snake.
"In fact, wasn't it the rich, non-working college kids who were able to spend time on protests and the like because they had the free time?"
I see you spent the '80s drinking the Reagan kool-aid, served with plenty of Peggy Noonan ice cubes. What is that old drunk up to now?
Open Water. Oh, they'll wait for us. Deserved to be eaten by sharks.
From this thread I am learning that horror movies where entitled pieces of shit die at the end is a genre in itself.
It's not really horror then, is it?
"Mommie Dearest." My daughter was VERY entitled. And she never earned it!
"Greenberg" takes it. I was so angry after that movie I was filled with adrenaline. Ooh, Stiller cuts his own hair! He must be mentally ill, then. Poor thing has to decamp to his filthy rich brother's house to feel bad about himself and his mediocre band! Ben Stiller was never more hateful, more hateful than I think the filmmakers intended. To me, Greenberg is more disturbing than Freddie Krueger. Is it possible we as an audience are supposed to want to choke him to death and nothing more? His well-cushioned narcisssism was disgusting. The idea that woman would ever be attracted to him, no matter how self-hating, suspended all rationale. Stiller is not talented enough an actor to provide any sympathy for this rich wretch. Couldn't he have been mowed down by a garbage truck at the end?