Considering I've watched this film three times in the span of a year (and this may have been the best viewing experience yet) I have no choice but to bump it up to five stars. Smiley Face is an impeccably unique and hilarious stoner masterpiece.
"I'm talking about the ultimate catharsis. Total oblivion."
Thomas Vinterberg teams up with Mads Mikkelsen once again to deliver a sobering look at intoxication, but deep down this film really isn't about drinking yourself silly. It's about why we drink - how we find ourselves failing to progress and desiring some sort of solution to achieve perfection. That little magic potion that makes everything warmer, more vibrant, more tolerable, more fun, more you. It addresses the fun times and low…
I understand that people have a right to their privacy but the amount of hostility in some of these clips is baffling. I'm not sure I agree entirely with the ethics of this dude's persistence but I can't deny that it's intriguing. What at first seems like a cringe-inducing prank soon becomes a bizarre, intimate lens into American life with oddly entertaining results. Though much of it leads to anger and a defensive fight-response there are also moments of tenderness,…