21.9.10

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Well, it's a good thing that the hubby and I don't drop acid or eat magic mushrooms because if we did, we probably would have totally freaked out last night when we were watching The Craziness of Dr. Parnassus.

It was a hot mess of dialogue, storyline holes and sketched-out scenery that made for a pot full of unexplainable movie weirdness. I quite liked the female lead until she (at SIXTEEN) started making out with a grown man.

Ew. Gross.

Not even in the imaginary world of Doctor Parnassus can I escape the entertainment world's icky ways of having very young women (children, really) get down with grown men that are quickly-approaching their retirement. Ick.

The overall concept wasn't anything new, and although I believe it aimed to be inquisitive and thought-provoking, the actual result was irritating and question-provoking (because the end made.no.sense and I was left with many questions). The best part was when Johnny Depp appeared, but his presence was short-lived as he was gone five minutes later. It should be renamed: The Imaginarium of Doctor Suckypants.

We really have to start picking better movies to watch. The last few have been bruh-tal.


5 comments:

k-money said...

I could only get through part of this movie -- and I normally like crazy movies. I was just so confused. And I was getting impatient because Johnny hadn't appeared yet, so I was like, "screw this!"

jennie said...

Seriously!! It was so bizarre and confusing! We watched it on TMN, otherwise I would have been pissed at the rental cost. Johnny had 7 minutes of camera time and was then replaced by Jude Law (not.even.almost.the.same). I wish that I had extra thumbs so I could give more than 2 down.

Queen of the Rant said...

so is it worth it? yeah I watched some weird flick about this guy and his wifes daughter and it totally grossed me out!

Julie... said...

Ruhroh. That one's next on my Netflix queue. I have to see Heath Ledger one more time, though.

jennie said...

Well it's too late now, Julie. Watch it and tell me what you think afterwards!

Queen - no, I'd say that you could skip this one. There's way better entertainment out there.