L'assenza di reali volti umani, con i loro tratti dettagliati e specificità, aiuta notevolmente ad incanalare l'attenzione verso la vicenda generale e l'idea che le fa da base, ma comunque non basta. Il messaggio si intuisce, ma non arriva sempre forte e chiaro, anzi, spesso risulta fumoso e trascurato. Il tema è forte e le intenzioni sono belle, l'esecuzione, purtroppo, non altrettanto.
Thank god it's puppets! They take away the specificity that live actors have and make it more about the general ideas. Particularly with the sex scenes and because it was so personal. It took me a while for me to grasp what the story was really about, but I'm not sure all the pieces fit together. Loneliness is a different kind of madness.
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.