Holy Christ Jesus, if you want to feel alive and riveted for 98 minutes, watch "The Machinist" starring Christian Bale.
Dark, disturbing, intense - it will pull you out of your sorry reality into a world so dark you may never come back.
Which, of course, would improve your existence exponentially.
Christian Bale's performance is fucking amazing. You cannot take your eyes off his tortured and emaciated appearance; you cannot help but try to bury yourself into his brain.
Gobble it up this week - it will improve your Christmas mood measurably.
(Editor's note - My goal in 2017 is to achieve the emaciated look Bales does in the movie. Remember - no weight loss is too excessive.)