Harvie Krumpet

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We all have a stroke of bad luck from time to time, but Harvie Krumpet seems to be a special case. From the moment he was born, Harvie's life has been an unending series of unfortunate mishaps. From being born with Tourette's syndrome to succumbing to the ravaging effects of Alzheimer's disease in later years, the dark clouds gathered over Harvie's head have never ceased or parted, yet somehow this hapless soul seems to enjoy all of life's riches regardless. After all, what's life without a bit of struggle now and then to make you better appreciate the good things (like love, freedom, and nudity)? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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  • Oct 15, 2014
    A darling little film about the wonderfully unlucky life of Harvie Krumpet, a Polish migrant with Tourette's syndrome to Australia. He did not let his disability get him down, instead, he discovered the little joys of life (such as getting naked).
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2010
    It was well done in the gray scale. I love the narration. It's a very depressing story about Harvie, who can't have a single good thing happen to him. But it was funny.
    Alexis N Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2010
    8.3/10 While not as masterful, touching, or funny as "Mary and Max", Adam Elliot's "Harvie Krumpet" is a short film that would have made me want more of his flamboyant oddity. "Harvie Krumpet" manages to teach a solid life lesson-be it familiar-while incorporating a wacky sense of humor into the mix. The stop-motion is good for a first effort, and the story it tells sort of comes out short, sweet, and to the point. And that's what I love about it. Touching, depressing, although undeniably charming and hilarious; "Harvie Krumpet" is a definite must-see for the animation crowd, whether you find the film's daring ambitions to be a selling point or not. Either way, Adam Elliot has something going for him whenever he plans to make something new. I imagine that stop-motion will be his filmmaking life, and I'm OK with that. By all means, I support the man in his quest for furthermore perfection.
    Ryan M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2010
    This Oscar winning (2003) short film is a pure delight! Harvie Krumpet has every reason to give up on life, yet he meets every setback with an indomitable optimism. Half the fun is reading the various "fakts" Harvie learns along the way, having been trained by his mother to observe and learn from an early age. Wonderful visuals and a heart felt story make this a gem.
    Mark A Super Reviewer

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