Perfect Life

Synopsis: Jack Parsons grew up in poverty while suffering through childhood at the hands of an abusive, alcoholic father. Jack's brother-like bond with his wealthy neighbor Freddy, and his secret love for Anne the neighborhood beauty, were all that made life tolerable. Now at college, Jack attacks life with a vengeance. Fuelled by narcotics, alcohol, and a "can't lose philosophy", he runs with the popular crowd, pledges the school's most exclusive fraternity, and continues to pine for Anne even though he knows Freddy loves her. The drugs, booze and death defying initiation process cannot stop Jack, but a series of devastating blackouts that force him to question reality stagger Jack like a backhand smack from his old man and threaten to end his perfect life.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Josef Rusnak
Production: Phase 4 Films
98 min


I hope you have all studied,

because Professor Bristor

is going to get to the bottom

of your thoughts on philosophy.

And even Mr. Parsons.

Since we have not seen or heard

from you since fraternity week,

maybe you would like to expound

philosophy of the Greeks.

The Greeks believed

that it is neither a short life

nor a long life.

There is only the life

that you have.

And what kind of life

do we have, Jack?

I quote Aeschylus:

"The life you were given

is the perfect life."

If you work with it, it has got

its own shape, its own arc.

It's perfect.

Ah, that is quite an original

take on the text, Jack.

But what happens when this

perfect life comes to an end?

Death is not the end

to the Greeks.

They see the soul or person

inhabiting the body

as a sort of a pilot.

Tacitus even said that some men

are born posthumously.

Do you know

what occurs to me, Jack?

If you were to stay away

from the parties,

you might even

have a brain.

Who gives a f*ck then?

About what?

About what we do

in this life,

because the next one is going

to be better no matter what.

"Call no man happy

until he is dead!"

"Lay not treasures

upon the Earth!"

"Love, seek it not itself

to please,

but build a heaven

in hell's despair!"

Thank you, Mr. Parsons.

That was William Blake,

for those of you

scoring along at home.

So if that is the end

of today's outburst--

Well, this is all

just practice.

What does anything matter,

like coming to class?

Well, none.

Except that then

maybe finally

I could get you thrown out

of this college!

I can take away

your perfect little life.

Of course, according to Tacitus,

I'd be doing you a favour.

Are you threatening me?

No, of course not, sir.

All right,

you have got your papers.

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