The always precious McElwee muses on the following things: life, death, cancer, himself, infancy, the South, marriage, his siblings, himself, the beach, baby cribs, travel, his job, himself and fishing (among other things). Like Sherman's March, this is high-minded self-absorption, with the director's passive-aggressive approach to documentation being a hindrance: this is a guy, after all, who decided to take his camera to a blind date and shove the lens in the poor young lady's face (it takes his wise, outspoken friend Charleen to tell him to knock it the hell off). There's little he records that he doesn't find some kind of 'meaning' in, and his constant philosophizing grows tiresome.
Director: Ross McElwee
Year Released: 1993