I don't know if I ever stopped laughing at the set but I also thought it was quite brilliant too. I expected to dislike it but I was surprised that it was actually quite good. I mean it's a little overlong and the ending dragged I thought. Loved Hurt's narration and for some reason it felt like a Wes Anderson film.
I was ready to quit after the first half, but that all changed when I got into the rhythm of things, but mostly when Patty Clarkson went off. I’m kidding, but it was also the moment when I kind of understood what this was becoming. Also, I’m that boy begging to be spanked by Nicole Kidman.
What a masterpiece! Absolutely incredible ending, almost unexpected, leaving you with a heavy multitude of thoughts about morality, human nature, good and evil, crime and punishment and so on. Absolute simplicity was reached in the storytelling of this theatrical performance with a high dramaturgy skill of the author. Must watch for everyone who seeks an unusual and exquisite delight in cinematograph.
Our Town reimagined as a parable about the failures of Christian charity, exploitation, greed, bigotry, and what supposedly lies beneath the facade of small town America. It'd be interesting if it wasn't so thin, vague, unceasingly didactic, or bereft of character or human drama. Biblical pretensions and dull provocations. Visually interesting. Would pair interestingly with James N. Kienitz Wilkins' The Republic.
Von Trier is a director who resists consensus, and, as always, there are many reasons to love and hate Dogville. A black box theatre depiction of the rural America whose story degenerates into a misanthropic snarl, it is nevertheless played out by a tremendous cast (and featuring Nicole Kidman's best performance). With film convention stripped away, the actors take control, surpassing von Trier's post-Dogme conceits.
This film uses a lot of jump cuts and the use of light is outstanding! The film also promotes inquirement about how people take advantage of anything they can, meaning that humans cannot act selflessly. I also think that the film portrays very well (through Grace's thoughts at the end) the logic by which any illegal armed group operates
A superb evocation of small town USA. A God-fearing people, who cautiously provide work & a home for an outsider & bravely stand against the common enemy who threatens their way of life. They know the truth when they hear it & aren't swayed by facts, logic or science. Dogville would vote Trump as he embodies their most cherished values & represents everything they aspire to. God bless America & send Grace to them!