While I have not seen this movie I certainly can embrace Jon’s understanding on a personal level. It seems when we see others as the wreck and we somehow as elevated above that, that we somehow lose our compassion capacity. Brennan Manning said ” the men and women who are truly filled with light are those who have gazed deeply into the darkness of their own imperfect existence”. Elsewhere Manning wrote “Jesus came not only for those who skip morning meditations, but also for real sinners, thieves, adulterers and terrorists, for those caught up in squalid choices and failed dreams. I find this a community I can relate to. A familiar sense of the real life of the one that is me.