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I May Destroy You
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It's not a big thing to praise a movie nominated for 10 Oscars, so I won't waste too many words. I love all Danny Boyle's movies, from "Shallow Grave" to this one.
The movie is terribly annoying and boring, but when I think about it now, I like it more and more. It is roughly about a man who is so insecure, miserable and psychotic that he is unable to communicate and annoys everyone around.
More interesting than the actual movie is that this movie is so repelling to the female population, while guys seem to be more tolerant of it. Quite a few people left the theater during the screening, and ALL of them were girls. There might be several reasons for that.
- The movie is completely absolved from emotions. You feel neither sympathy nor disinclination towards the characters, maybe just disgust.
- The main male character is intentionally made unattractive and the most miserable one in the movie.
- The humor is quite bizarre and often brutal, though there is very little violence in the movie.
Just to make it clear, friend and I were also thinking of leaving the theater after 10min, but we stayed until the end, and I am not sorry about that.
Not worth spending more than one sentence. Oh how stupid I was to shave my chest hair, while I could have looked like Hugh Jackman.
I admire Charlie Kaufman as a screenwriter, and think Eternal Sunshine was a masterpiece, but this is just a pretentious crap.
It was meant to be an overly ambitious journey though a disintegrating mind, but it turned out to be a repetitive story about nothing (life? love? sanity?), actually one could barely call it a story. Some takes are uniquely bizarre and grotesque, one must admit, while some are pretty dry and superfluous. It is the totally random way sequences are tied together that most painfully irritates nerves of emotionally disinterested viewer.
From hundreds of roughly cut and redundant short takes it seems as if Kaufman had 80hrs of footage, but he was made to cut it to "appropriate" 2hrs.
BTW, if you want te see a weird movie, but weird in a positive way, go and find something by von Trier, Solondz, Greenaway, Lynch, etc.
One man finally stood up against the scum! The point is that he stood up in such a lame and predictable way. I wonder if the movie had any script at all, or they just told De Niro and Pacino to play two ultra-cool old cops and have fun in front of cameras. "You know, the usual stuff: shoot someone from time to time, make a twist, shoot each other,..."