Great movie, fucking weird but fun to watch
Character roles could have been defined better at the start. One of the shocks near the end is very predictable early on. The characters are OK. The dialogue was mostly good. The plot wasn't as interesting as I expected and seemed confusing even though it really wasn't. I think the confusion came from not being sure what the boundaries and therefore true purpose with the charcater's motives really are. I suppose that's the mystery but it had little suspense as there was little set up for what was at stake and I wasn't sure where the risks truly lay. The end seemed to have picked up on a good plot idea but then it finished. It was OK but not for everyone.
2 / 2 directing & technical aspect1 / 1 story1 / 1 act I0 / 1 act II1 / 1 act III1 / 1 acting1 / 1 writing1 / 1 originality0 / 1 lasting ability to make you think
0 / 1 misc
8 out of 10
The visual style PERFECTLY captures the scenes as described by Dick. The floating faces always recognizable as faces but never as anyone specific. :chefs kiss:
With a strikingly unique visual, this film tells the daily life of drug addicts perceived from the eyes of an undercover cop Fred (Keanu Reeves), where he slowly became so involved with the drugs himself. So, expect shots of daily lives where the addicts ramble continuously, muttering paranoid talk at their backyard, messing around with each other, and forgetting what they did the day after. Along the course of 100 minutes the film quietly builds the world the characters live in, where constant surveillance reeks among each character's life.
The focus on the portrayal of daily life can make the film feels like it's slow and going nowhere for a while, especially with a rather not established roles for each character. Last 15 minutes of the film is heart-breaking though. The twist isn't expected, though not that shocking, but the best part of the film is in the ending. Monologue from the source material appears reflecting on real life situation, as then the credits roll on and Thom Yorke's song plays, leaving you with sympathetic feeling for the victims of drug abuse.
That bittersweet ending and the narrative in the whole film might have made it a really strong anti-drug film. Never once it tells you not to do drugs; it just shows the true danger of burnout and addiction.
A little slow and hard to piece together in the beginning, but really liked the ending and animation.
Filme inovador, tecnicas supreendentes prendem o espectador, elenco de primeira porem a historia demora um pouco a tomar ritmo, bom filme.
oh ja den hab ich auf pro7 gesehn und fand ihn aus endgeil!
völlig verrückter drogenfilm... der comicstil ist am anfang etwas anstrengend und die story ist gut.