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Daisies Reviews

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February 11, 2018
1001 movies to see before you die.
½ October 11, 2017
I?m not sure what to say about Daisies, because I?m not entirely sure what happens in Daisies. It?s an incoherent mess where logic doesn?t really apply. It features two young women obsessed with eating (occasionally using it as a metaphor for sex) and asking existential questions. We are bounced around from one scene to the next without any connecting story and the camera flashes through countless filters throughout the runtime without any obvious reason. In most ways this defies my description of a movie, or at the very least it doesn?t have anything I?m looking for in a movie. With no plot I feel like they left me adrift to just watch images flash in front of my eyes and try desperately to apply meaning that is never apparent. Daisies is so nonsensical that it comes across like the raw footage taken by a bunch of young children playing around with their first movie camera. ?What does this do? Oh, cool, it makes everything red!? ?What if we played this squeaking sound every time you moved, so you?d be like a robot?!? Kids playing can be funny, so this wasn?t as painful to watch as other pointless movies I?ve seen, but that doesn?t make it good.
May 5, 2017
Daises is a audaciously bizarre farce that knows no cinematic boundaries.
February 3, 2017
Daisies is one of the great landmarks that Czech New Wave gave to the world. During 70 minutes, director Vera Chytilova creates an experience as anarchic and outrageous as her main characters.

The subversion of the moral grounds of Soviet controlled Eastern Europe is on full effect when Marie I and Marie II are unleashed in a foray of hedonism, liberation and destruction, portrayed by the unique way in which Chytilova playfully deconstructs and pushes the limits of film language.

The result is, simultaneously, a psychedelic testament of cinema as a medium for nonconformity and a cathartic display of female liberation, both surely standing the test of time.
September 27, 2016
Daisies is an entertaining aesthetic and hallucinogenic explosion of energetic and incoherent images - a whacky and anarchic female-led comedy.
September 12, 2016
Two young women named "Marie" declare that the world is spoiled, so they are going to be spoiled themselves. They embark on a series of wild, surreal pranks that involve satisfying their wants and being destructive. An amazingly entertaining and creative film that was promptly banned by the Czech government for "encouraging the wanton". Yes indeed.
½ June 17, 2016
This is not just a film, it is pure art~!
August 15, 2015
One of the first films of the Czech New Wave Movement and easily one of the best.
½ August 5, 2015
Actively rebellious (both politically and in terms of the filmmaking) and unapologetically taking absurd comedy to a new level, Daisies is also clearly feminist in its focus on a pair of women who do whatever the hell they want (including, even, warping the fabric of reality). It's a thoroughly compelling and hilariously bizarre film that spits in the face of convention and defies sexist social mores, succeeding largely due to its fearless nature and game performances.
½ July 31, 2015
One of the most memorable
July 28, 2015
Kaleidoscopic, cutesy and unashamedly experimental, Vera Chytilova's controversial classic is a fine example of the Czechoslovakian New Wave at its best.
Two frolicking female pranksters are slapped into a world of flickering filters, high-speed stills and salubrious sunbathing spots, on a comic adventure that makes no sense, yet never ceases to intoxicate.
In both style and form, Chytilova's film harks back to the camera trickery and slapstick gimmickry of silent cinema, but with a cartoonish soundtrack to boot. If you're a true Cinephile, and the first half hour of Daisies doesn't make you smile, chances are you probably have no soul.
Absurdist awesomeness meets artistic nostalgia.
April 18, 2015
A seriously entertaining film centered on youth, nihilism, and most prominently feminism. Wonderfully made with interesting special effects and an amazing sound design. I'm not sure why anyone feels it's important to point out that it's incoherent. Like, way to go, you must've watched the movie. Not everything can be Rocky IV. It seems like most of the negative reviews neglect to analyze the film any deeper than face value, which is a shame. But I suppose that's often the case with feminist cinema.
March 7, 2015
Daisies has to be one of the most experimental and crazy film I have seen in my life. It's very graphic and somehow fascinating even though nothing make sense at first sight, the film plays like a violent critic of our spoiled society and the consumerism we indulge so carelessly into. Definitely a film that has influenced a lot of future film directors for it's radical esthetic. A rarity that truly deserves a viewing.
September 29, 2014
A chaotic, absurd farce. Its humor (if any) was lost on me.
½ August 17, 2014
Two pouty-lipped girls decide to act spoiled. They succeed.

Sometimes visually creative and interesting but never compelling. Also rather food-obsessed.
½ August 10, 2014
This film is like the weird kid on the block, at first you may find him interesting, but then the more he talks or acts, the more you grow exhausted, until you decide to lose his trail. After a while, though, you'll start thinking about him again and the more you do, the more you find the things he said or done to make some sense. Weird kid or weird record you listened back when you were a kid, take your pick (mine was Bjork's Debut).
May 13, 2014
Upon deciding the world is spoiled, two beauties named Julie decide to be spoiled too. The result is a psychedelic feminist romp full of subversive allegories about women reclaiming the apple, emasculation of phallic foods, blatant overconsumption, & the wake of destruction from merely being human. What seems on the surface as a surrealist misadventure is ultimately a deeply sobering think-piece about the future of our species. To simply say I loved this film is to not do it justice.
March 31, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014

(1967) Daisies
(In Czechoslovakia with English subtitles)

Plot less movie with a message, I initially was incapable to understand had it not been for the information by TCM, co-written and directed by Vera Chytilová, using two young teenage girls named Marie(Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová) going through life, without a single care in the world as it's focal point. As they're babbling about some things I'm incapable to understand, which viewers have to be familiar with in regarding historical leaders that affected Czech Republic. As the two girls are used as 'metaphors' in regarding the slow destruction of the world, since much of the world leaders are 'spoiled', mimicking their behavior.

Footnote: The food wasting scenes was what got this movie banned in Czechoslovakia in the first place, which somehow symbolizes(a very personal painful scene to watch) how we as people can treat food in real life as we speak.

2.5 out of 4 stars
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