posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 10:52 AM
The "old man" who dies was named Rand. The character was a power player and heavily connected. (Even a friend of the President.) Chance was a mentally
disabled character who goes to live with him. He speaks about gardening, which is all he knows, but all the big wigs around him think he's this really
insightful guy who's talking in metaphors. But we, the audience, know he's just retarded. The wink is that at the end of the movie, the men in power
at the funeral of Rand say that they've given up on backing the current president (who they presumably put in power) and the retarded gardener is who
they're thinking about putting in power next.
It's a farce. Dark, but intentional.
It was the last movie that Peter Sellars finished. He was brilliant in it.
edit on 2012.10.18 by JoshNorton because: (no reason given)