This flick sure charmed the pants off of me when I saw it at the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival. It's a delightfully funny and intensely touching caper that finds our protagonist Nono, son of the world's greatest inspector, on the lam with a mysterious new acquaintance, seeking answers about his origins.
Aesthetically pleasing, quirky, and lovely throughout, this film also features the devine Isabella Rossellini.
Charles Band expounds on the dangerous influence of television on modern culture in the most blatant and delightfully absurd way!
"People of Earth, you must heed my warning. Destroy your satellite receivers, dismantle your communications systems, render your TV sets inoperable for the next 200 Earth years."
This will be my first review because it's actually one of the most enjoyable films I've seen in the last year. The weirdo Putterman family with Swinger parents, crazy veteran grandpa, Cyndi Lauper-esque…
Despite being somber and nearly heartbreaking at times, Freaks has an absolutely lovely message about love, friendship, forgiveness and acceptance.
It is easy to spot the truly monstrous characters early on and, like me, you will probably be rooting for the good guys to triumph in the end and for the baddies to get their comeuppance. Overall, a very sweet film that offers important commentary on true ugliness.