‘I used to be a Dick.. but I’m trying to be more of a Richard’
An observational documentary by Joshua Neale capturing the life of one charming man Dick Kuchera. Dick is on a path chasing redemption. On his 20-year path to recovery from alcoholism he is stuck at steps eight and nine of a 12-step program – to make amends to everyone he has upset for the last 50 years.
Director Joshua Neale has done an excellent job at capturing on camera the uncomfortable situation of Dick apologising to past ex wives and friends for his previous ego driven actions. This documentary is good at taking the audience on a journey through the good and bad of Dick’s personality traits and capturing not only Dick’s past but his current life too.
The most likable and clued up character in this documentary is the son of the current woman Dick is dating. A total lack of regard for boundaries Dick states to him ‘I’m gonna do something kinky to your mother’. You see Dick is a charming man. But one does have to wonder whether this documentary simply feeds Dick’s self centred behaviour. Whether he really does mean the apologies. I’d have to side with the son… when defeated by Dick’s actions he nonchalantly turns to camera and say’s ‘the bastards too good at getting people to do what he wants’. Hmmmm. You can catch this on BBC4 for the Storyville ‘Survivors’ season broadcast – January 9th at 10pm.
On my list of one’s to watch I would highly recommend Oprah’s Lifeclass’ on Oprah.com. These are brilliant self exploratory classes go watch here
I’m currently addicted to this by Gotye ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. Gotye will celebrate the release of Making Mirrors in the UK with an intimate show at Wilton’s Music Hall on 13th February 2012.
It’s the Brits 2012 this year I will be attending after winning the Brit Girl Competition with Company magazine. I’ve been looking at dresses… and ideally.. I want this one..
Link to Company page