A Jar of Saddness


Lynn was incapable of handling her emotions and constantly suffered from emotional breakdowns, then her therapist (probably imaginary) gave her a jar. The therapist said the jar would extract/separate Lynn's sadness from herself. (Meaning that the protagonist's sadness function is directly isolated and replaced by the jar).

The film is then about how the "separation" of sadness makes the person gradually numb, morbid, and eventually ingest a lot of sadness on their own, before returning to their "self" state.

The audience may think that Lynn after took all the sadness and becomes "dysfunctional", but in fact it returns a state of "ordinariness", actively facing or avoiding their emotions.

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