Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kill Your Darlings|
Actors: Julie Benz, Lolita Davidovich, Greg Germann, John Larroquette, John Savage
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Television
The path of a struggling screenwriter and a mysterious free spirit intersects with that of a transvestite, a housewife, and a hapless mobster on their way to Las Vegas to see a celebrity psychiatrist in this darkly comic t... more »
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Abby G. (phix)
Reviewed on 12/9/2009...
Great movie- Fun plot, entertaining to follow.
Odd, but enjoyable
Donna F. Miller | Middlebury, IN | 02/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just love Alexander Skarsgard. So he was 100 % the reason that I bought this DVD. And I thought he was wonderful in his part as the depressed transvestite. So for his contribution only I am so glad that I got this movie. I will admit that the overall plot was a little strange and often somewhat hard to follow. But in general, I did like the quirky performances. It certainly was like no other movie I have ever seen."
Some parts are mildly amusing, but overall it is a mess.....
The Jaundiced Eye | Texas, USA | 10/13/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The "plot": A young Swedish screenwriter has writer's block, until a crazy woman (portrayed by Lolita Davidovich) takes him on a thoroughly insane road trip, giving him material about which to write. In a parallel plot, a group of psych patients, including a 6'6" transvestite, are being transported to Las Vegas by a hitman/chauffeur to participate in their therapist's (portrayed by John Larroquette) highly publicized book release and reality TV program.
Parts of this strange offering were mildly amusing. Lolita essentially steals the show with her off-the-wall characterization of a lunatic who is trying to help the young Swedish author. Some of the situations are somewhat clever and amusing in their utter absurdity. However, taken as a whole, this is a complete mess. It just doesn't make much sense, and making the matter even worse, the real author of this screenplay claims that it is all true and actually happened to him. To insult an audience with a ridiculous, disjointed plot is one thing, but to then claim that it is all true simply strains credibility beyond tolerable limits.
Several things are obvious by the "Making of..." special featurette: the actual writer/director (Bjorne Larson) has unlimited ego and gall. Such attributes would be invaluable in getting funding for such a disjointed project and then talking some well-known actors (including those above as well as Julie Benz, Greg German, etc.) into participation. Watch this featurette very carefully and you will get some valuable insights into how this mess became reality. Observe John Larroquette and see if you can't detect a lot of regret in ever signing on in the first place. Of particular interest is the part in which the interviewer asks all the major players individually, "What is this movie about?"....and none can answer the question. To be honest, the "Making of...." featurette is probably the best part of the entire DVD, but still not worth the price of rent or purchase.
In conclusion, I watched this movie from start to finish and if I had it to do over, I would not invest the time and expense to do so. Please take this warning to heart. There are far better movies currently available and far better ways to spend your time and money."
This movie sucks.
Paloma | Atlanta, Georgia | 05/15/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Alex Skarsgard was the only reason why I purchased this movie. I was dissapointed at the end. There is not central theme to this ridiculous movie. It is one giant disaster. Julie is cool, but does much better acting in Dexter."