Swiss Army Man (2016)


A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. (IMDb)
A surreal survival story, an odd-couple comedy, and an existential drama all in one: With exquisite cinematography (slow-motion shots of butts and waves are each equally stunning), superb visual effects, and an a cappella soundtrack often featuring the characters themselves, the spiritual themes of life and love are brilliantly and uniquely weaved together with the crudely bodily: masturbation, farts, etc. The final act falters but with all its weirdness you knew it was going to be hard to land.
8/10 (Great)


    1. thanks Jason. yeah it definitely won’t be everyone’s cup of tea! it’s pretty weird and the crude content is front and centre- but you might be surprised at how it comes across! either way though, there’s some really beautiful cinematography and music throughout that I think everyone could appreciate.

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  1. Fantastic review, Joel! I’m with you on this one; it was good, but its incessant “weirdness” hindered the experience from time to time. Still, an overall worthwhile indie, and certainly a unique one at that!

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