Swiss Army Man (TBA)

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    Daniel Radcliffe & Paul Dano star in Swiss Army Man a winner at Sundance and it looks fun


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    Been waiting on this trailer for a while and boy does it deliver,looks great fun.
     
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    When I read this film was about a farting corpse and that people were walking out of the cinema half way through I thought this sounds awful. But watching the trailer, I'm very surprised. Looks good
     
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    This looks well and truly nuts (but in a cool and interesting way). The first time I've been compelled to watch a film starring Daniel Radcliffe.
     
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    Nah. Bit too far out there for me.
     
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    Worth a gamble.
     
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    I thoroughly enjoyed Swiss Army Man but I reckon that it is a victim of overblown and misguided hype surrounding its Sundance screening earlier this year. I am sceptical as to how severe the walk outs were, as this is no way near as polarising as I was lead to believe. Those worried about this being pretentious arthouse faff need not worry, as Swiss Army Man is a truly visionary debut from writer-directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Overall, it is far more accessible than its reputation precedes and in time, should earn a greater number of fans than critics.

    The premise follows a young man (Paul Dano) on the verge of suicide after being stranded on a deserted island, but is "saved" by a flatulent corpse (Daniel Radcliffe). In an effort to keep his sanity (or dive into insanity – the audience does not truly know), he begins a series of conversations with the dead body, which blossom into an unlikely yet charming friendship.

    Much of the film is spent by Dano’s character convincing the corpse that there is more to life than a predictable and pedestrian existence. Yet the irony is that he has such low self-esteem that he is unable to act on his own advice. Swiss Army Man is ultimately a journey into self-realisation and overcoming the small life challenges that eventually weigh you down. Yes, the humour is absurd and juvenile and to describe certain chapters as surreal would be an understatement. However, these scenes are all justified in the context of bringing home the message that having oddities, fears and insecurities are all part of being human.

    I have to also mention the musical score; it is almost entirely acapella and the soundtrack was immediately added to my playlist. Absolutely worth a listen if you get the chance.

    In an era of remakes, reboots and franchises, I applaud the filmmakers for imagining up this sensitive, warm, refreshingly original and utterly brilliant mind-blowing piece of work. You’ll probably walk out thinking, “what the hell did I just watch?” However, you’ll do so with a giant grin on your face.

    8/10.
     
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    Just what I wanted to hear. Now just waiting for it to make an appearance at my local.
     
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    The clips on Graham Norton did nothing for me but it's probably something you have to just plunge into. Having said that I'm not in a hurry to see it.

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    Sounds absolutely insane. Marmite film perhaps?
     
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    I thought it funny on Graham Norton that Anna Kendrick was creeped out/scared by the life like dummy of himself Danial Radcliffe brought out.
    Danial on our left before anyone ask is that's him on the right.
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    Yes I watched this last week and also scored it 8/10 in the 'what did you watch last night' thread.

    Days later I was still thinking about it and chuckling about certain scenes. I'm not one for flatulence humour normally, but not disgusted by it either and thought it was fine in this movie. Why people walked out I just don't understand but there you go.

    Can't wait to watch it again.
     
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    I'd agree with that score. Fun film. Best flatulence filled necrophilic love story I've ever seen
     
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    Nope, not a Harry Potter film!
     
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    Watched this up a local Cineworld over the weekend and concur with the fondness for this quirky bromance :D

    As Garioch says, it's great to see a film as utterly outlandish as this getting shown at multiplexes; just a pity that the Odeon which is a 10 minute walk from me (well all their cinemas in my neck of the woods) only seems to be showing worthless remakes and substandard sequels of late, so my Limitless card is gathering dust :thumbsdow
     
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    Just feel totally cold on this one. Just looks weird for weirds sake. I'll probably see it at some point but I won't go out of my way to watch it.
     
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    Really enjoyed this film. Some really good laugh out loud moments and a cracking score.
    8.5 / 10 for me.
     
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    Don't think this is going to make a stop at my local, but it's one I'd definately like to see.
     

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