Swiss Army Man (2016)
Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Timothy Eulich, Richard Gross, Marika Casteel, Antonia Ribero
A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home
The performance by both Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe were beyond great. You are able to feel the anguish of Dano’s character, and the performance by Radcliffe of a dead man trying to relearn everything with a childlike touch was brilliant. The writing was equally as brilliant.
This would definitely fall into the artsy film category, if that isn’t your cup of tea this movie might be long.
Not many movies can fit in as many fart and masturbation jokes as Swiss Army Man did and still come pull off with a quality story. The movie itself has a dream like feel with a touch of peter pan. A man with no friends finally finds one in a dead body and the adventure to get home takes off. Its the quest home that we learn the true ability of Radcliffe’s Manny and where we get the name of the movie.
The movie itself is impressive and can be consider excellent, however its never as endearing as it wants to be. It sometimes seems to push to hard to gain the viewers acceptance. In many ways in the end the movie is just that a Dream Like experience, its the wooden boy who never becomes real.
See this movie, in the theatre’s, at home, with friends. you will not be disappointed. Let us know your thoughts of the film below and leave a comment below.
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