A lonely Michael Jackson impersonator falls for a beautiful Marilyn Monroe impersonator. The lovestruck duo retreat to a seaside commune in the Scottish highlands filled with impersonators including the Queen of England, Madonna and Sammy Davis Jr.
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****1/2. I can see now why Werner Herzog likes Harmony Korine. The South American story with the flying nuns could have been imagined by the German Master if irony were one of his personality traits. Almost a masterpiece.
Definitely one of Harmony's more compassionate and emotional pieces. There are some really interesting ideas and themes but they don't always piece together and work. That being said, this is still far more original than most films made. Samantha Morton is fantastic and the cinematography is perhaps Harmony's best. Didn't always work for me, but as a whole I quite enjoyed it.
It's... err... well. I really don't know.This is my first Korine film. I like how it looked, and how promising it seemed in the beginning. But somewhere between the castle and the nuns and the sick sheep, it lost me.
Harmony Korine has that unique sense for details, what is the historic premise of an artist, as well as to pointing at the wandering soul - somewhere in the madding crowd, or at the lonely place, far, far away.