Okay, so this movie is totally mesmerizing because Parker Posey just spazes out the whole time. It’s hard to put that into words, so instead I will put it into videos. Though, this lovely blog puts it into photos! Parker throws parties in her apartment to make her money. Then the police come and she goes to jail. Her godmother bails her out and then Parker goes to the library where her godmother works to ask her for more money. She talks really loud in the library, and says to some guy who freaks out about a certain book order, “What a dick.” Her godmother says, “He’s not a dick, he’s a patron.”
She breaks up with her current boyfriend, (who is a young Sabertooth from the X-Men) because he pees in her shower. She lives with a broke but aspiring DJ. Then she becomes a librarian and gets with a hot Lebanese guy. They do it in the library, too. Here is a video of her fantasizing.
When Parker Posey gets forced into working at the library with her godmother, a woman comes over and asks where to find “Origins of Species” but Parker Posey hears this:
She calls her job at the library “Cell Block H meets 4H Club” what does that even mean? Meanwhile, her DJ friend goes to try and get a job at this exclusive club. He misunderstands the boss and thinks she wants him to “imitate a cat puking.”
Then, after the godmother gets angry, Parker Posey is insulted enough to learn the Dewey Decimal system. I also fantasize about coming up with better responses to mean things people say to me, or just better responses in general.
Parker Posey smokes a J and, after a few drinks at some dive bar, begins to learn the system. She says “Yes mama! I know what going on, yes I do.” It’s a good moment for her, and she understands the wonderful ingeniousness of the dreaded Dewey Decimal System. This is spliced with the DJ’s premier at the club.
Parker Posey realizes that this is what she loves. She sometimes sits still long enough to read. She also organizes all of the DJ’s records and cross lists them. There is a lovely, most amazing montage ever of Parker Posey sauntering up to the falafel guy and ordering the same thing in different outfits over and over again. She takes her job so seriously that this happens:
Things end happily. Her gay friend finds Carl who actually isn’t named Carl, and Parker Posey gets her librarian job back. But she does have to spaz out a lot more. Shoving balloons out of the way or seeing a lizard on someone’s shoulder and making a face. I will conclude with this video: