My Friend Dahmer Reviews
- The movie is well done.
- The time era feels authentic.
- The portrayal feels authentic.
- The casting of every character is good.
- Ross Lynch is compelling to watch.
- It'll be hard to watch because you know who he is.
It'll be hard to watch knowing what he became, but it's an interesting look into his teenage years, which gives us some more back story. The movie doesn't sensationalize what he did, but rather bluntly shows his beginnings before he decides go through with the life he'd chosen. The movie does not want you to empathize in a traditional way, but does place the cards on the table and let you make of it what you will, and puts a human behind the person he would become. The movie is being told to you by his cartoonist friend, John Backderf, who wrote this novel about their teenage friendship.
"Lionel Dahmer: You need to be more normal!"
Jefferey Dahmer was a shy, introvert obsessed with bones and dissolving remains
he then finds an unlikely group of friends who are into all kinds of strange antics
eventually he becomes accepted into the social crowd but his parents constant bickering with one another may be the driving force is what sends him down the violent path he's known for today
he admitted to killing 17 men by the 1990's and this film tries to go inside his thought process
you don't really see enough of the psychotic violent side of his personality, just the good parts before he went all postal
if they had dug deeper into why he started killing the movie would've felt more like it had enough staying power
yes it's uncomfortable in spots but you're really expecting more of the he-snaps at-that=moment more often
should've been more risky in its storytelling