This is Not a Movie (2011)
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"A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. A psychotic is a guy who's just found out what's going on."-William S. Burroughs This film that is not a film, just wants you to slow down and think a little. While your using that slippery noodle, what does THX 1138, THE MATRIX and THIS IS NOT A MOVIE have in common? If you gave up, you need to read a book or something. Go ahead, break the rules. Gandi, Lennon, Malcome X, "Che", JFK, Lincoln, they all thought differnt and got killed for it. Bang, bang. So next time if you want to think differnt, think again.
On the eve of the apocalypse a man checks into a Las Vegas hotel room where he converses with his alter egos, ghosts, and other mystical beings. It's hard to defend this movie against charges of pretension---the script seems like something a couple of sophomore English majors would come up with after a marathon session smoking some excellent sensi--but it is sincere, unpredictable, and there's not much else like it out there.
Self-indulgence revolving around a character from a script that a writer can't finish as he confronts the nature of his existence and impending non-existence. For the most part, it's a single character (Edward Furlong) in three different costumes arguing with himself and talking to the camera in a Las Vegas hotel room at The Apocalypse Casino. It makes the point about why "this is not a movie" blatantly, and it's right. It's also not very entertaining, not particularly clever, and not terribly worth watching unless you're a major Edward Furlong fan and/or suffering from ADD. The cinematography is interesting, so if that's REALLY important to you, you might want to skim through this one for the more interesting scenes. If none of the above applies to you, you probably won't find this a rewarding experience.
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