A while back (in January) I discussed a film from 2006 called 2:37 by Mulari K Thalluri. In that review of sorts I mentioned how the film basically imitates Gus Van Sant's much better Elephant. It bugged me, but Elephant was such a good movie that if Thalluri was going to ape the style of something I guess I was glad it was that.
Just today I got an e-mail saying I had a reply to that entry, so I check it out and it was some (anonymous) person directing me to a YouTube video entitled "2:37 versus Elephant". You can check it out below. It really is starting how much Thalluri copied from Elephant (down to the piano scenes featuring an elephant themselves, gay kisses and scenes of guys entering the female bathrooms). I still could never call 2:37 a great film - it's similarities to Elephant are just too distracting - but it is a good one. it's well-intentioned and well-made and features a strong debut cast.
Watching the video below doesn't reveal the central "mystery" (I guess that's what it is) of 2:37 (who commits suicide at the end), in fact the only spoiler really is about who is the closet gay. I must say though after watching this clip I noticed down the side (where they have similar clips) that someone has, shockingly, posted the suicide scene from the end of the movie. All 9 minutes and 39 seconds. Quite frankly, that's disgusting. Why on earth would someone post that. It was definitely one of the more disturbing things I have seen in a cinema in the many times I've been. Scarily, it's been favourited by 11 people. If you're desperate to see what I'm talking about (not sure why you would be) then click here, but otherwise just watch the clip below.