TOTALLY AWFUL.....I must have been crazy to order it...DONT BOTHER
Bloody rubbish! Waste of my life!
An hour in and I'm thinking this is the worst movie I have ever seen. I stuck with it. There was some effective drama in the last third but by then I was turned off. Lars von Trier did redeem himself aomewhat with a couple of his later movies but this is a stinker!!!!
This was idiotic.
The concept is slightly interesting but the execution was pain painstakingly bland. It borderlines somewhere between horribly offensive and cleverly ironic.
This is typical Arthouse film, make as a documentary / mocumentary, giving an insight into an unusual subculture where people act as mentally retarded people to relieve the stresses of life. Some of the things they get up to remind me of a candid camera setup. It does pose interesting questions of society. NOTE it has a lot of nudity and explicit sex scenes (bordering on pornographic) Not for young viewers.
It's a good try and I'm hasppy with the Dogma theory against the over-produced Hollywood and other film BUT it's a long haul with a hand held camera and could have made it's point in 20 minutes.
No character was developed past the point of simple opposition to society, and that's where it failed.
A great example of the Dogma aesthetic, but definitely not as good as the original Dogma film 'Festen'. Wonderful performances and an interesting, original, yet controversial plot. The lower production values certainly don't detract from a well-written piece of cinema which only sags in the middle briefly, but boasts an engaging opening sequence and final act.
This is a strange film about an aspect of us all we would probably want hidden. Many people may find it embarassing to admit to others that they see similarities between these characters and themselves. The ending is very sad and you have to ask why. Was it just a matter of playing a game or was it a sad case of peer pressure?
Lars von Trier is not for everyone. This movie is challenging in several ways. I often find it takes a short while to connect to the film and the characters when watching his movies. this is no exception. Still without fail, by the end of the movie I am always moved quite deeply by the experience. I love the dogma manifesto and how it is utilised in his movies. My only wish is to find out what happens after the last scene. What happens next? Compelling viewing
Jackass, without the sensation...
Am I to really believe that I am any better for finding my inner idiot? A rebellion against Purposefulness and Meaningfulness gone wrong... Sit down have a beer with a mate and solve the world's problems instead
Aptly named. Much ado about nothing.
again very different to what I would pay to rent but I think now I might try different maybe even paying for them.
did'nt get the meaning at alll
Little over the top also but too much empasis on the disable people being put
This is purile nonsense masquerading as an arthouse movie.
A little strange...but thought provoking none the less.
Worth watching only if you're a fan of Van Trier's work.
I don't mind Dogme, it's fairly unattractive and confronting ....... but interesting! I didn't really care for the movie in terms of its subject, but I still found it interesting from a film pov and also psychologically. Worth a view! :)
Is a romp through the human phyche with some very funny scenes and interludes. Is almost a very good docco but and there is some very serious buts........
was fun to watch once with a few to many wines yrt i wont watch this again but am glad i watched it once cause the premise and situation was a good yarn which they did well. If you like practical jokes and making stangers uncomfortable or think that is funny then watch it have a wine or a burbon and have a giggle
I like the fact that it is a Dogme 95 film and it was one of the banned films I wanted to see but in the end it was OK, not great....
Interesting without being entertaining.
Strange and unnerving, and overly explicit at times.
Everyone has a different motivation for exploring their inner idiot in this movie. With its anarchism, the movie seems stuck in the 70s somehow, like a Dusan Makaveyev movie. We have moved along since then. The characters who benefit are the ones who discover their inner child. My inner child has dignity and intelligence, and so does yours. Why bring it out in a degraded way for so long? It could be better to learn from a really good clown than from this movie.
Too wierd even for me!
Is this Von Tryer's take on Big Brother and the whole voyeuristic reality television thing??
If so, the world is enriched by neither.