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I had to think about Zoom a bit before I could decode what it was telling me, but it makes complete sense. Allison Pill is a woman who makes sex dolls, so she's in the business of fantasy. Her own fantasy is a comic strip she's drawing about a hot movie director (an animated Gael García Bernal) who is making an arty movie about a former model who wants to escape her life and become a writer, her freshman novel about a woman who makes sex dolls... Things go awry for our heroes make the wrong choices for their characters (and I'm not sure who to blame first, actually) impacting one another and, at the end of the line, themselves, since the characters are each other's writers. Playfully recursive, each "universe" shot differently and in another mode, I think what Zoom is telling us is that you can't let your your fantasy life negatively impact your real life. Pill's in-universe mistake, a boob job that causes her grief, is really predicated on fantasy inspired by her work, and she regrets it deeply. The director and writer in turn compromise their own visions, making their work suffer from a kind of ARTISTIC dismorphia. But no matter what it's own aspirations are, it's mostly amusing, if at times perhaps trying to be too clever.
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