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Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Swiss Army Man - Phil's Five Words for Films
Swiss Army Man OK. So here it is, the premise. A desperate man
discovers a farting, dead body on a beach and the two become friends, embarking
on a flatulent journey that will bring them to the edges of society and maybe
even save a life. If you don’t find the premise intriguing, then don’t watch
the film. If you do however, you will see the most quirky, original and
strangely poignant film that you’ll have seen in a while. Directed by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert. There are two great
performances at the centre of the film and both Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano fully
embrace the characters and bring us an arty, grotesque and touching comment on
loneliness, society, depression and acceptance. There are moments that do feel like missed
steps including, to my mind, the final scene but on the whole, the imagination
and strange beauty ofthe film’s
central premise carries it through. A genuinely bizarre, humorous and unconventional
film. An odd journey. An odd, wind powered journey towards hope. 7.5 out of 10 Cert 15 (UK) 97mins 2016.
See the trailer here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrK1f4TsQfM