The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (2009)

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After losing his job, Dory is forced to become a janitor. He and his group of cast-off co-workers soon find themselves being used as unwitting guinea pigs by a corrupt cookie company... Quirky, humorous and dark, David Russo's feature debut is a stylish meditation on the meaning of garbage in our throwaway society. Featuring a hallucinatory animation sequence by renowned animator Rosto and a stellar ensemble cast, Little Dizzle is a bittersweet post-modern fable and a genre-defying cult classic in the making.
Rating: NR
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: David Russo , Grégoire Vigneron
Written By: David Russo , David Russo
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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
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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.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
Globe and Mail
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A wildly imaginative if erratically executed urban fable.

Full Review… | August 12, 2010
Seattle Times
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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.

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
Toronto Star
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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.

Full Review… | June 24, 2010
Los Angeles Times
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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.

Full Review… | May 12, 2010
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle

This is a weirdly wonderful film. Its funny, trippy, thought provoking, and re-watchable. This is now my favorite movie. The story centers on a group of janitors who become participants in an ongoing research study for a food company. Dory, a main character, is obsessed with religions and is going through a spiritual crisis. O.C., another main character, is an "artist" and a pretty good guy who is filled with hate for the world. Dory and O.C. become unlikely friends. SPOILER Long story short the men end up giving birth to fish like creatures, someone falls in love (maybe), and someone matures.

Brandon Stocks
Brandon Stocks

The first few minutes of cinematography are worth the price of admission, also great characters that are likeable, and do develop, but the plot seems to move in fits and starts, and I wish the movie had developed a theme. The title suggested religion, and the main character goes through a bunch of them, but then there's no comment at all ABOUT religion. There seems to be a criticism of unethical business, but that is frustratingly abandoned. Is it about mind-altering drugs? Well, no, that just falls apart. It could have been a comedy, but while it has humorous moments, such as what the janitors do when no one is looking, but there were no real laughs. So while it started off solid 5-star, I'm inclined to give it 3, but settled on 3-1/2, because it is, at least, different.

G Hoffmann
G Hoffmann

An idealistic but confused young man who goes through a religion a week is fired from his position as a computer programmer and takes up with a janitorial service led by a transvestite Gulf War vet; when the gang start eating addictive cookies thrown in the garbage by a research firm, they discover that the side effects are hallucinations and male pregnancy. Endlessly inventive, it gets a pleasant hip vibe going that's sort of a cross between REPO MAN and SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD; it's only held back from cult-movie immortality by an incredibly frustrating non-ending.

Greg S
Greg S

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