Channels the spirit of such British comedies as Withnail & I and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life but fashions a wholly original vision that is sure to become a cult classic … if not simply a classic.
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A movie in the spirit of a play, more so than merely theatrical. Predated the film “Get Low” and series “Another Period” and it just might foreshadow both. Also has broad brushstrokes reminiscent of “Rocky Horror.” All this to say that word problems don’t explain life.
If a high school troupe started a movie and a real director finished it, with a cast of actors who try too hard, except for Gaffigan and Eisenberg and Pepitone, who don't try at all, this is a run-on sentence and so is The Living Wake.
“The Living Wake” is bizarre. Not everyone will enjoy this film. We at Four-Frames.com did. It’s a Wes Anderson type folklore/fable spoken through the lips of Samuel Beckett. It’s been theatrically released here in Los Angeles for the first time, finally, over two years after its completion.