The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (2009)
Average Rating: 7/10
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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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A computer programmer experiencing a crisis of faith unwittingly becomes the subject of a bizarre experiment that yields unexpected consequences in this innovative, character-driven comedy punctuated by imaginative animation. Laid off from his job as a computer programmer while locked in the midst of a spiritual crisis, Dory trades in his suit and tie for a janitor's uniform and goes to work cleaning toilets with a misfit troupe of custodial engineers. It's there that Dory becomes the subject of
Dec 14, 2010
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In the cookie-cutter world of movies, it's a pleasure to come across a story you've never encountered before. Or ever will again. A film for which there can be no sequel.
Russo deserves some respect for trying to spin a whole movie out of an idea as strange, inspired and possibly repulsive as the one that fuels his feature debut.
The rough-edged film gets major points for originality. But its ending utterly flames out, as if the filmmakers suddenly found they had nowhere to land, so hit the self-destruct button.
Looking as if it were devised on acid and executed on mushrooms, this imaginative debut feature from the Seattle artist and filmmaker David Russo finds meaning in cleaning and life in dead ends.
[Director David] Russo hasn't quite mastered narrative but his compassion for the characters is genuine ...
Caters to those with short attention spans looking for a quick laugh and the film's immediate payoff is just that, but the underlying message still holds some degree of truth.
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