The Man Whose Mind Exploded Reviews

  • Feb 01, 2018

    Drako exploded my mind and I'm still piecing it back together. The film will make you reevaluate the way you look at identity, friendship, love, happiness, and THE MEANING OF LIFE. There's no less cliche' way of saying that. Warning: I know several people who saw this movie and ended up getting one of Drako's tattoos.

    Drako exploded my mind and I'm still piecing it back together. The film will make you reevaluate the way you look at identity, friendship, love, happiness, and THE MEANING OF LIFE. There's no less cliche' way of saying that. Warning: I know several people who saw this movie and ended up getting one of Drako's tattoos.

  • Apr 12, 2016

    Beautiful, moving, uplifting, and sorrowful. A genuinely touching documentary.

    Beautiful, moving, uplifting, and sorrowful. A genuinely touching documentary.

  • Mar 23, 2016

    living in the memories of youth will keep you young forever! rest in peace you beautiful soul

    living in the memories of youth will keep you young forever! rest in peace you beautiful soul

  • Mar 19, 2016

    Loved his story, very nicely told. Left me thinking. But they need to fix the "Movie Info" on Rotten Toms, as it should read "TRUST ABSOLUTE UNCONDITIONAL" not "Conditional"

    Loved his story, very nicely told. Left me thinking. But they need to fix the "Movie Info" on Rotten Toms, as it should read "TRUST ABSOLUTE UNCONDITIONAL" not "Conditional"

  • Mar 16, 2016

    I did not mean to watch this documentary. I fully expected to only watch a few minutes of it as it sounded so bizarre, but after half an hour I was hooked. I was meeting the most interesting character there may have ever been. Drako is the happiest man alive, despite the fact that he cannot remember anything in the short term. He lives entirely in the moment and does everything in life his own way. It was really something special to witness. Drako has had a very unique life. He led a life of adventure and excitement before vehicular accidents completely changed his life. He was no longer the Drako of old, but the man he was in his "7th life" was incredible. He loves everyone and everything, despite how that love can be detrimental to his health. There are of course things that you should treasure, but a refrigerator filled with dirt and filth should not be one of them. He liked the state that his home was in, despite how it was hurting him. It was very tough to watch Drako go through everything that he did. He was doing so much damage to himself but had no idea. At this point, I feel I should expand on what all was tough to watch. This movie will disturb almost every single one of you. I guarantee most of you won't make it a minute into the trailer. There are thousands of pictures of genitalia hanging all throughout his house. With that sentence, I just lost most of you. This will not be an easy watch at all. You will feel uncomfortable no matter what frame of mind you go into this with. If you do give this film a try though, you will meet a character that will be impossible to forget. Drako is the kindest man in the world, and deserves this film that puts him in the spotlight. Wonderful film, and I can guarantee I won't ever forget it.

    I did not mean to watch this documentary. I fully expected to only watch a few minutes of it as it sounded so bizarre, but after half an hour I was hooked. I was meeting the most interesting character there may have ever been. Drako is the happiest man alive, despite the fact that he cannot remember anything in the short term. He lives entirely in the moment and does everything in life his own way. It was really something special to witness. Drako has had a very unique life. He led a life of adventure and excitement before vehicular accidents completely changed his life. He was no longer the Drako of old, but the man he was in his "7th life" was incredible. He loves everyone and everything, despite how that love can be detrimental to his health. There are of course things that you should treasure, but a refrigerator filled with dirt and filth should not be one of them. He liked the state that his home was in, despite how it was hurting him. It was very tough to watch Drako go through everything that he did. He was doing so much damage to himself but had no idea. At this point, I feel I should expand on what all was tough to watch. This movie will disturb almost every single one of you. I guarantee most of you won't make it a minute into the trailer. There are thousands of pictures of genitalia hanging all throughout his house. With that sentence, I just lost most of you. This will not be an easy watch at all. You will feel uncomfortable no matter what frame of mind you go into this with. If you do give this film a try though, you will meet a character that will be impossible to forget. Drako is the kindest man in the world, and deserves this film that puts him in the spotlight. Wonderful film, and I can guarantee I won't ever forget it.

  • Dec 13, 2015

    "Couldn't find you, didnt know where you was, we was worried" "Just love it" "love worrying about you????" lol i love it. "Love everything" is a good phylosophy for a happy life. Even so for somebody so positive, he don't half say "no" alot. Love the bit where he plays with his nipples on a saturday afternoon. The guy was nuts

    "Couldn't find you, didnt know where you was, we was worried" "Just love it" "love worrying about you????" lol i love it. "Love everything" is a good phylosophy for a happy life. Even so for somebody so positive, he don't half say "no" alot. Love the bit where he plays with his nipples on a saturday afternoon. The guy was nuts

  • Sep 15, 2015

    What's striking about this documentary is the fact that as it progresses the otherwise fly-on-the-wall rule is thrown out of the window and the filmmaker is drawn in and is very much involved with the subject. It's certainly no less of a film for it though, and is an intriguing watch.

    What's striking about this documentary is the fact that as it progresses the otherwise fly-on-the-wall rule is thrown out of the window and the filmmaker is drawn in and is very much involved with the subject. It's certainly no less of a film for it though, and is an intriguing watch.

  • Dec 16, 2014

    From its opening shot on Brighton's nudist beach where the filmmaker and his subject bare all, this is a brave and beautiful film. On a human level, we can all learn a lot from Drako's pure, living in the moment visions and ideologies. As filmmakers we should all respect what has been achieved here. This film has a small budget but a big heart. It feels like something iconic has been created here - visually the incredible, paper mind explosions in Drako's apartment are powerful enough to create their own legends. The fact that they are often sexually explicit reminders, offered the director the opportunity to create some real humour in creating subtle juxtapositions, of the darker issues of Drako's existence and the lighter pornographic imagery surrounding him, quietly swaying around the ceiling above him. In terms of the film's lead character. Drako's exotic connections to Dali and Derek Jarman bestow him with a quiet legendary status and glimpses of his former existence add a deep level of humanity. That the film has chosen to deal with what Drako has become not what he was is what makes it a truly of the moment documentary. You will fall in love with Drako. This film has given him the chance to be himself without judging him, and I am really glad his life has been captured on camera like this, nipples and all.

    From its opening shot on Brighton's nudist beach where the filmmaker and his subject bare all, this is a brave and beautiful film. On a human level, we can all learn a lot from Drako's pure, living in the moment visions and ideologies. As filmmakers we should all respect what has been achieved here. This film has a small budget but a big heart. It feels like something iconic has been created here - visually the incredible, paper mind explosions in Drako's apartment are powerful enough to create their own legends. The fact that they are often sexually explicit reminders, offered the director the opportunity to create some real humour in creating subtle juxtapositions, of the darker issues of Drako's existence and the lighter pornographic imagery surrounding him, quietly swaying around the ceiling above him. In terms of the film's lead character. Drako's exotic connections to Dali and Derek Jarman bestow him with a quiet legendary status and glimpses of his former existence add a deep level of humanity. That the film has chosen to deal with what Drako has become not what he was is what makes it a truly of the moment documentary. You will fall in love with Drako. This film has given him the chance to be himself without judging him, and I am really glad his life has been captured on camera like this, nipples and all.

  • Oct 24, 2013

    The Man Whose Mind Exploded is a wonderful film. I was lucky to see it a few weeks back at a screening at the BFI. It is a very moving and brave film. It had all the things I want to see in a documentary, those being insight into the mind of the subject love, light, darkness, joy, and humour. I hope that this film is seen by as many people as possible as it it a great record of a man' s life and of a friendship beetween the film maker and the subject. At times the film is sad and upsetting but then the playfullness of the interaction between the two people on this journey comes out. Best documenty of watched in 2013

    The Man Whose Mind Exploded is a wonderful film. I was lucky to see it a few weeks back at a screening at the BFI. It is a very moving and brave film. It had all the things I want to see in a documentary, those being insight into the mind of the subject love, light, darkness, joy, and humour. I hope that this film is seen by as many people as possible as it it a great record of a man' s life and of a friendship beetween the film maker and the subject. At times the film is sad and upsetting but then the playfullness of the interaction between the two people on this journey comes out. Best documenty of watched in 2013