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.
(1.5) un film raté au niveau de la mise en scène (& montage), mais que quand même réussit à s’élever un peu de l'insignifiance à partir de la séquence du rêve. Le scénario ressent trop l'origine radiophonique du texte, trop bavarde, qui est bien médiocre dans sa recherche d'un hyper-naturalisme. La technique (stop-motion) méritait un autre réalisateur, avec au moins une idée de plan, de rythme — de cinéma, quoi !
I am sure a lot of people, especially this generation could relate to this movie very deeply. It's brutally honest and the messages it wanted to convey were delivered beautifully. Not to mention that it was executed really f-in well. I can't believe bunch of puppets tore my heart apart.