WORST. MLM. EVER!!!!!
“I had to pick a side, George. It was an aesthetic choice as much as a moral one. And the West has become so very ugly.”
That line was my skeleton key for the entire film. Suddenly every dreary production design decision, every lethargic pan across muted streets, every drab three-piece suit, every lingering shot of cavernous yet stifling bureaucratic interiors, every slow zoom into a dirty window set inelegantly within a stained brick façade, the rust, the dust, the smoke, the rain, the oppressive life-leached limpness… it all made perfect sense.
“What if life is a cosmic accident, and my existence has no meaning?”
David Foster Wallace bedtime stories, Werner Herzog narration cameos, Saul Bass jokes, a Sleep Entity that chloroforms people, Tame Impala & The Flaming lips on the soundtrack, Japanese existential insomnia fuel... I would like Charlie Kaufman to write all kids’ movies from now on, please. Thank you!
IMMENSELY charming and cool as hell. I even love the bonkers third act. So refreshing when movies for kids treat their…
Good movie but I don’t understand why Kahlen didn’t say “more like De Schtinkel” every time Schtinkel insisted on the De. Just saying.
Stupid review aside, Ann Barbara and Anmai Mus steal this thing. They’re fantastic. My main gripe is we never once see a cooked potato. Come on. Cook those potatoes Kahlen cares so much about!!!