It's hard to understand what the point of this non-linear film of multiple digressions is. But with unflinching deadpan humour and absorbing characters with their own tangential subplots (although there isn't really any plot to begin with), it just keeps you watching until the very end.
This was hilarious! The story unfolds in a rather weird way. I liked the bit about how they meet the new flute player. Also there seems to be something going on with odd threesomes. Might have to watch again. The psychotherapist from Shakti is the mum here! We watched this over a few sessions and it was well worth it. I'd say this guy is the South American Kaurismaki but my buddy disagrees. But I know I'm right.
“Two Shots Fired” is similar to earlier Rejtman’s films but different from them at the same time. There is much more weirdness going on here than in his previous works: every character is eccentric, every setting is bizarre, and every plot twist has no logical explanation and has to be taken at face value. His films, however funny, are filled with absurdity of life and a sense of utter pointlessness and loneliness.
This movie had a few good ideas and the whole thing relied on the creativity of those few points. Some jokes felt pretentious. The idea of making an absurd, cold, gestureless and feelingless comedy seems to be the only concern and indeed it gets boring quickly, it seems like you get the taste of the movie in the first half an hour and does not produce further joy (the jokes are exhausted at that point) or thought
O cine argentino tem dessas coisas que me encantam, a sinceridade ao tratar de temas densos, complexos e pesados. O humor e o cotidiano seco e direto, as vezes até com um nível de sarcasmo. O roteiro e a montagem ajudam nesse sentimento do ser sincero com o que os personagens sentem ou escondem. Um filme necessário para entender essa geração argentina.
The life of a derailed family, played in low key. Like early Lanthimos but with a light touch and almost no anxiety. It could also be called Two Films Shot in One. I liked the first one with the gun and the flutes more than the second with a trip to countryside, mainly because the first part was so estranging. I mean considering the kid with a bullet in stomach, playing flute, not answering the damn annoying phone.
Two Shots Fired is at best description an art piece. It starts off with contentious activities in a artsy style . A boy then shoots himself twice once in the head and then once in the stomach. To his surprise he lives and is returned back to his life. The film shows him increasingly get better and better using the progress of a instrument. Overall this film was interesting but hard to sit through at times. 3 stars .
First of all: the advanced physics of storytelling are all about them tangents and tangentials, my friend. Secondarily: perhaps we do an injustice to the 'deadpan' when we characterize it merely as an affable comic style, stratégie de yucks. Maybe it is actually a matter of underselling being a style-ethic, the sound and the fury the province of toddlers. Neutral affect very often represents a profound dignity.
this time Rejtman - pardon the pun - misfires completely. It's one thing to have quirky characters do and accomplish nothing,as in his other films. It's quite another to have the boring nobodies of Two Shots Fired dither round for 104 minutes. It's been two hours since i watched the film and i no longer remember anything that happened, which is probably an accurate and complete recollection.
I love his style. What I see as a common theme is how everything's connected. He moves from story to story seamlessly. It's slice of life, and while there are comic moments in this one, it's definitely not a comedy. Not like 'The Magic Gloves'. More Rejtman, please.