yeah i can relate to what Herzog said about this film
In high school, I couldn't connect with this movie at all. I wasn't into miminalism then and Gallo's image didn't help. Now, I've gotten older, I can truly see the movie's heartbreak. Moving. Chilling. The hollowness of the human experience burns so brightly in this. By the way, that description is terrible.
the saddest movie ever. withdraw any assumptions about the creation and view it for what it is for maximum affect. those who judge gallo without knowing the intimate details or ever meeting him are really missing out on a masterpiece. ebert gave this thumbs up after meeting him and gallo apologizing what was originally a joke told to a slimy reporter.
I hate, hate, hate almost everything about this movie. But then Chloë Sevigny enters the picture and she kind of saves the show. And the ending has a kind of beautiful tragic atmosphere that made me wish the rest of the movie was a lot, but I mean a lot, better. And I decided to give 2 stars instead of 1... and that's it - my experience watching The Brown Bunny!
Sensationalist piece of shit targeted to pervs and phony pseudo-intellectual art-house twats, Vincent Gallo is fraud ,egomaniac and talentless attentionwhore and Chloe Sevigny totally disgraged herself for performing sex act for money. Acting it was not , closer to world's oldest profession.
This film demands a patient viewer but it pays off with one of the most emotionally crippling endings I have ever witnessed. A controversial and tragically overlooked American Masterpiece.
Apart from the gratuitous BJ scene - which may be well-intentioned as far as delivering a "fuck you" to Hollywood or something - Vincent Gallo's The Brown Bunny is a contemplative and hypnotic road movie that, whilst by no means perfect, delivers an engaging insight into loss, grief, guilt and loneliness.
MASTERPIECE IN EVERY WAY. I understand a great artwork will not be everyones cup of tea. This masterpiece seems to get under peoples skin even before they have seen it. All the haters in the universe will never erase this masterpiece from the world and filmmakers for centuries will be drawing ideas and inspiration from this classic. Ask Sophia Coppola and Paul Thomas Anderson. Two filmmakers who have already bitten
The problem is that Gallo pushed what could have been a small (and very good) short film into into a wilderness of intolerable cruelty. The Brown Bunny is a film fulfilled of self-indulgence and compassion with itself. I just can't buy it. In fact, the more I remember the scenes that not feature Sevigny, the more I want to kill myself.
The older I get, the more I can relate to the character played by Vincent Gallo. The disappointment, the self-hatred, the inability to take any pleasure from life; the desire to die, to be absolved, to start again. To obliterate everything that came before, and everything pointless that will undoubtedly follow, and exist, just before the moment of death, in that one tattered memory of a person impossible to forget. "I let you down... and I can't live with it." The shame and the defeat too much to bear. Everything else just meaningless.
the brown bunny is one of the most sincere, conceptual and moving pieces of filmmaking to ever take on loneliness and love lost. Herzog proclaimed that it was "the best portrayal of the particular loneliness a man feels"
I love these slow, enigmatic, and meditative films. I enjoyed this a lot, I don't care about the reputation. It's a slow road trip into a lonely hell that had poignant and physically effecting ending (and I'm not referring to the pornographic sex scene). And on that note: the scene is needed. The reality of it is stark and sad, fitting for the end. It's bold, but someone has to keep pushing cinema forward...
There were many things I liked about The Brown Bunny, but the ending is questionable. If a guy had a girlfriend die tragically and he felt torn by it and his inability to save her life, would he really have the fantasy that Vincent Gallo has at the end of The Brown Bunny? Seriously?