Not just because I happen to know Jonathan, but this film has earned a spot on my ALL TIME BEST MOVIES LIST! What Jonathan Caouette has done as a film maker is somewhat unprecedented and definitely GROUD BREAKING, and it really is something special! And what Jonathan has done as RENEE'S SON is just some kind of AMAZING! This film really makes you take stock of your life and those people around you.
VISUALLY, although merely edited on iMovie , this film IS STUNNING TO WATCH. The visuals along with an AMAZING SOUNDTRACK, make this movie somewhat HYPNOTIC! The story is hypnotic as well, just an overall MESMERIZING FILM.
This film is a VERY RARE EXAMPLE of an AMERICAN film maker taking on the serious topic of MENTAL HEALTH with such a genuine approach. AMERICANS tend to like sugar coated versions of what it means to be truly mentally ill. TARNATION, should be and actually has been HIGHLY COMMENDED for it's uncensored and raw approach in making the viewer in some small way almost know what it's like to be mentally ill.
DO NOT MISS THIS FILM!!!
Jonathan just finished up at CANNES and numerous other festivals all around the world showing his NEWEST FILM ---
"WALK AWAY RENEE"
----- the follow up (sequel) film to TARNATION. Keep your eyes open for it too. It is getting critical acclaim already!