But honestly, I think that gives me more credence to deconstruct this type of shitty behavior.At best, I think this is simply a self-preservation technique of the emotionally immature.co-stars looked as close as ever while sharing the stage at the award ceremony.PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Winona Ryder Later in the evening, Amy Adams was also presented with a tribute by her friend Cate Blanchett.The friends are about as inane and boring as most people are while goofing off in front of a camera, but what's remarkable is how badly the footage is shot.
If Troy was a decent and human being who’s actually secure with/confident in himself, there’s no way he would be this mean to poor, non-threatening Michael.And even if Michael is ultimately a douchebag as well, it probably speaks more poorly of Troy that he was clearly so threatened to the point that he actually threw out all regard for how Lelaina would feel about all this. All that sort of time, energy, and emotional investment is taken up in obsessively maintaining his alterna-alpha male image.Because you know, it’s all about the details, RIGHT? Troy Dyer can’t handle his own truth When Troy first semi-confesses his feelings for Lelaina and they sleep together, Troy ends up ditching & avoiding her the next day…like everyone else he sleeps with. Before I go on to totally berate Troy, I must confess something: I have completely done this exact thing….maybe even more than once.Was choosing Troy REALLY choosing to not compromise one’s self? It’s all just a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. You know, a Quarter-Pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a cackle…and I, I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt” — Troy, in an excerpt from Lelaina’s documentary Though I agree with about 80% of this statement, can you see how this would be problematic?I agree that one should take pleasure in the small details in life (though not in Quarter Pounders, ew), because we’re all ultimately alone, we’re all gonna die, nothing means anything, blah blah blah.BUT, if the whole idea here is that you live in the moment and enjoy as much as you can out of life, and you’re ONLY caring about the small details, you are actually (and ironically) LIMITING yourself in terms of enjoying what life has to offer.You know who I’m talking about– that semi-disheveled, cooler-than-thou, seemingly confident guy who’s maybe a musician, idolizes Cool Hand Luke, seems to always have something witty to say in an off-the-cuff kind of way, and seems to have it all figured out even though he’s “living on the edge”. In the film, the protagonist (played by Winona Ryder) Lelaina Peirce, is caught between Troy and the anti-Troy, Michael, a milquetoast, sucessful music producer played by Ben Stiller.For anyone who grew up in the 90s, this “type” was best embodied by a character played by Ethan Hawke in a little film called . As this is a coming of age story for the post-collegiate, Dyer is probably meant to represent the “not selling out” option for Lelaina, as Dyer is the less “easy” option of the two.It seems like Troy, on the surface, doesn’t have a “real” job, because music is what’s really important for him, and resigning himself to be invested in anything else would be “selling out”.Really, though it kinda seems like it’s a justification for him to self-righteously defend his own laziness and/or inability to humble himself.