Scotty has a blessed life. Even if he does nothing he still comes out on top. He does nothing at work and gains a promotion, and when he tries to sabotage it, he gets yet more praise. Scotty recognises how unfair this is and it bothers him. He wants it to change but regardless of what he does he always seems to be a winner. Until a chance meeting on a stairway puts Scotty in touch with the Punish Me Palace. It is what it says on the tin, but once inside will he get punished, or learn a way of using his life in a way that is more rewarding?
Please Punish Me shows us that regardless of how our life pans out, whether we want it to go the way it is or not, it is about perspective and how you choose to live that life. Esper brings us the opposite of the usual story that focuses on this topic. Rather than focusing on an individual making the most of a difficult or disadvantaged life Please Punish Me looks at a person that has everything they could want without doing anything. The film highlights that anybody can be unhappy with their lot, regardless of status or situation but its how you react to that that matters.
Professionally shot, the film has a unique narrative that will keep you guessing as to where the lead character will go next and how he will gain his punishment. Well written and a fairly solid acting performance from all involved. Please Punish Me is intriguing and funny in parts, it will hold your interest and deliver its message in a way that you don't even realise it has been delivered. Remember it isn't how your life is that matters, it is how you react to it.
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