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Has not aged well
The critical look on society that this movie represents is still as valid as ever today, but this movie's way of getting the message across feels really really dated nowadays.
However it is a movie that is interesting to watch if you want to explore the roots of Hans Alfredsson and Tage Danielsson, both of who are a pair of the Greats in the evolution of Swedish movie-making. Also worth watching for the performance of Max von Sydow who clearly is miles above all other actors in this movie.
The scene with the main character getting stuck in a lake and turning into a sort of aquatic creature is what will stay in my memory the longest. Not because it was well performed or anything, just for the bizarre nature of the entire concept.
Some valid critique of society, some lunacy, some mild Swedish "half a butt-cheek here and there" and a couple of so-so jokes does not make a good movie.
Still worth watching, if only for historic interest.
Uncle Buck (1989)
Decent Hughes, Decent Candy
A decent John Candy movie and a decent John Hughes movie but does not really find a good niche for itself. The movie is very uneven, sometimes the jokes are too adult and sometimes they are too childish. I would hesitate letting my kids watch this all the way through, but at the same time about 40% of the jokes are obviously made for children.
So... It is hard to pigeonhole this. If you are an adult that can stand some humor in this being very low brow and adolescent -plus- have a thing for John Hughes or John Candy-movies then this film probably will satisfy some centra in your brain.
Decent film that suffers on some levels. All in all enjoyable.
6/10 from me.
Who's eating more poo, the audience or the actors?
So, they're trying to squeeze a few cents more out of the hype around the "Saw"-type movies? Sadly the ones making this movie has no idea on how to keep the audience's interest up, no idea on how to create believable characters or make a decent movie that holds up for more than 15 minutes.
It begins rather believable with the two young girls going to a party (if you see them as mentally defective and do not scrutinize their personalities too much) and getting car trouble. That's about what works in this movie...
Then there's a series of highly improbable events with completely unbelievable actors and it devolves into a simple type, really bad, SCAT-movie (search the porn shelf for those and you'll see the similarities).
* Ooohh, No cell phone reception in Germany!!! Do Americans know that Germany is an industrialized country and their cell phone system is much more advanced and has more coverage than anything in the states?
* OOOoooohhh, We cannot fix a flat tire because we have too many cromosomes going rampant. We don't even bother to check if there's something in the trunk of this rental car that can be used in some way!
* OOoooohhh, We won't even try to drive the car with the tire flat because then the entire universe will explode. Sure, it'd thrash the rim and everything, but it should hold up for at least a couple of miles when going slow.
* Ooooohhhhh, We need to walk for help. Let's NOT follow the road or anything, let's go into the dark scary woods in our high heels and no sense of direction. And let's not check if the cell phone gets some reception back either!
The movie keeps going in this fashion and if you do not shut off before the real action begins you are greeted with a couple of unbelievable characters going around on all fours with their mouths connected to each others rectums, eating feces.
Thank GOD that I didn't pay to watch this movie. Maybe I should sue the movie company for wasting my time like this.
Believe me, it doesn't get any better as the movie continues either.
100% medically accurate too... Well, then it must be good... People vomiting in theatres... Well, that's just because the movie is such UTTER CRAP that you cannot help yourself! :D
If you see it, make sure you have the option of fast forwarding through 90% of the movie and just getting to the perverted fecal-eating scenes that the movie's creators probably got a good, decent sized erection by creating!