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PAt Dort’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Hey Guys, Basicbenn Here. Lot to unpack and since i understood it completely front to back, I’m gunna give you a brief rundown of what happened:
High life is a masturbatory drama that takes place on a criminal space vessel in the year Andre V. 3005 - Beach Picnic Version. Their mission, to have sex and masturbate in as many doorways as possible before they reach a “really big”, “gaping” black hole at the edge of their galaxy. The story opens with Astronaught Robet Pattson screaming at his young baby to shut the fuck up or else he’ll killjimslef. He’s a very good dad. This is the future tho and the whole story is told in a flash back to the less future (past). In the before future (past) there’s a crew. Juliette Hewit, Andre Benjamin, Black girl who dies, weird girl who dies, stoke guy, Mos Def, and the rest. They are all tryna get pregent for some reason. But before they can reach the climax of their journey (😉), Bo Burnham wakes up form a dream and has to go rape a girl. All hell breaks loose! Wow! OutKast the outcast and Mr. GoodTime have to carry LivUllmann (portrayed by Mia Goth (who is marrying Shia LeBouf if you didn’t know that)) to the wicked witch. They give her up in exchange for more pills and seeds so they can build a bigger garden. Mia Gouch gets really upset with this thing and kills the woman who looks like those aliens who tell Obi-Wan Kenobi about the clone army in Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones. She flys her land speeder into the Interstellar but Tars isn’t on board so she dies into space. They realize the alien who tells Obi-Wan Kenobi about the clone army in Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones is dead! They are out of hope. A few other people die, Mos Def says a poem and then barries himself in dirt. The most effective form of suicide when your in space. Juliette Hewit throws herself into space. And the boom we’re back to the future future (not the past). Little girl is 14 and she really wants a dog bad but damsel screams at her again and says “no! Munrue is a bad dog! You know nothing about cruelty! Buhl!”. The girl agrees. At this point, i cermise that they ran out of money, and Clair Dennis Lambeth figures the most logical way to end the film is have them fly into a yellow line. The father daughter couple find another land speeder and fly into a yellow line.
Honestly, it was pretty incredible. If you ignore the horny hipster teens who were ‘oinking’ during your showing, you’ll have a good time.