Living in the World (1985)


Created from footage shot in Yuppie-era Boston and San Francisco, Living in the World showcases Joe Gibbons at his prime. The story is told through a series of “confessions” made by the narrator to his camera, as he decides to quit his position at a health-care company and continue his life outside the strictures of a 9-5 gig. “There’s something wrong with the world when you have to work and you don’t want to,” Joe declares. But then he finds that drifting jobless through the land of the employed creates its own peculiar anxieties.

Director: Joe Gibbons.
Writer: Joe Gibbons.
Stars: Joe Gibbons.


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  1. Sarah
    April 3, 2021

    I can’t stop loving this site <3

  2. Malcolm XI
    April 18, 2021

    Now THAT was a movie I never expected to see again. Thanks!

  3. Rockwell
    July 2, 2022

    Although tongue-in-cheek this movie manages to nicely get across the dilemma of a sensitive person living in a fragmented, depersonalized civilization (aka The World) — the urge to take responsibility as a member of the human species vs. the fact that most of the responsibilities demanded by society are entirely inhuman. Thanks for posting it.

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