i don't know, man,i don't know... that sex scene was just too fucking weird(ly pleasurable).the animation was great but the concept really balances between reliability and pretending to-be. what covers the non complexity of the plot is the same thing that causes it - Kaufman gets some points for never exaggerating the drama-like moments and that makes the movie fluid in spite of its slow pace (). light 4
3.4/5 Mmm mi aspettavo molto di più da questo film visto la stima che nutro nei confronti di Kaufman. Il dramma della solitudine e della mancanza di comunicazione, sempre presenti nelle sceneggiature di Kaufman, qui sono meno efficaci e forse troppo parodistici.. Stop motion comunque di altissimo livello
I have some issues with the main character vis-à-vis the gender roles / gazes, even though this one kind of satirizes them, maybe? But I mean, for me, the sex scene felt kind of icky/rapey, not cute per se. But the gimmick of the film is great. Has it been done before? I'm not sure, don't care. It's awesome. The bourgeoisie home in the end is horrible and somehow dulls the edge of it all. Maybe that's the point.
If it wasn’t for the sex scene that lingered for far too long, I’d say this was perfect. The animation is unique and a perfect reflection of the distorted psyche of Michael’s character, Noonan’s voice role effortlessly blends the ordinary with the unsettling, highlighting the film’s comic moments and shadowing its darker territories.
The central romance is completely unconvincing (maybe it's supposed to be? I think it might actually be a fantasy concocted out of desperation by the mentally disintegrating male protagonist), but Kaufman certainly understands ennui, social alienation, and the slow downward spiral of most people's unfulfilled lives.
Protagonista paranoico e afflitto da un senso di oppressione, che lo fa isolare dal mondo. Inizio lineare e un po' lungo, seconda parte più interessante. Alcune trovate stilistiche restano impresse, come il dare a tutti la stessa voce. Bello sviluppo della storia d'amore. Presenti alcuni cali narrativi. Finale molto amaro. Protagonista unico personaggio ben approfondito. Messa in scena e stile visivo veramente bello
The creepy feeling we have, looking at these human-like animated puppets (or whatever they are) is deeply connected with the style of voice dubbing. It's the same realistic approach we see in "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist". It emulates human speech instead of producing perfect dialogue. The most outstanding achievement, though, is the dystopian metaphor. Perfect story, surprising plot. Deep meaning. All good.
A beautiful and honest animated ode to the anxiety of human existence through social relations. The jumpy stop motion didn't bother me as much, probably because I saw it as a symbol to the mechanical and robot-like touch in characters' social interactions. Personally the 1st cunnilingus I have seen in an animated movie.