Mike Leigh’s Naked is a very subdued experience. The characters aren’t easy to read. One of them is a rapist. The protagonist is walking the streets of London. He is having a philosophical conversations with whoever he comes across. Not going to lie, at first I was a little bemused. But the movie grew on me. 

This is also a very unique film. In a sense that, it doesn’t have any good vibes to it, but you also can’t look away. You want to know what happens to the man who is walking around. Is he going to get back with his girlfriend? 

Keeping with the films tone, the camerawork assists in the gloomy feeling. Everything appears lived in or dirty. Like with most Mike Leigh’s movies, most of the dialogues are improvised and it works. Essentially there isn’t a plot. It’s about the despair, insecurities, and helplessness of the characters. 

This movie put me in a bad mood. I need some happy thoughts now. But it might not have the same affect on you. And there is only one way to find out.

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