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Guy (1996)

 -  Drama  -  17 December 1997 (USA)
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A young woman with a camera follows a man around to make a documentary about him, something he is not very happy with.

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A young, female filmmaker looks through her camera for an object to film. She wants to film the private live of an ordinary person and starts following Guy. He is very irritated about this girl following him, always looking through her camera, never showing herself. She does not even say her name but follows him even home to his bedroom. He tries to get rid of her but she does not stop. After a while he gets used to the camera and the girl behind it and tries to get involved with her. First she protects herself with her camera but cannot keep the barrier up. When their feelings and Guy's actions become too confusing for them Guy disappears mysteriously. However, he comes back; with a camera. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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She was looking for something special. She found much more than she was looking for.

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Rated R for a strong sex scene, and for language including some sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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Guy: I remember the first time I tried to masturbate. I was in my bed and I was all alone in the dark, and, um, there were these next-door neighbors, these two kids I used to play with, and their mother used to water the lawn in this bikini, y'know, right in the front yard. Y'know, her name was Tracy. She was this, like, incredible, kind of southern belle woman, with beautiful breasts. And I remember I was laying on my stomach and rocking back and forth, getting an adolescent erection, and I guess ...
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A serious trip into your own mind.
16 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i just saw Guy on Sundance and I was completely flatten by it. That someone can make a movie of such impact with just one camera is amazing. Guy also succeeds because Vincent D'Onofrio puts out one Awesome performance as the subject of Hope Davis's camera. I cannot recall any actor putting it all out there like he does in this film. He gets striped of any artifact. You know you are not watching a real person, yet it is really fascinating to watch him, because as the camera follows you know that the ante is going to be raised with each passing hour. The movie is quite visionary in what was yet to come (reality TV). But this is more than that, Guy explores the subject of voyeurism from a complete different angle because this is not just an image of a person, you get the full character with all his pathos, and it pulls you right in as you start analyzing the need to be watched and the value of being watched. The movie is very clever in the interaction between the subject and the film maker. You really want to know more of the woman behind the camera, she speaks very few words and yet the few she says are very revealing. The urgency of certain statements reveals that this is not just a camera rolling, but that the cameraman is fulfilling some deep needs within her. This is not a movie for everyone, it will also get very polarizing opinions, you either love it by its rawness and its power to engage you and suck you into it, or you will find it as boring as following a pedestrian, but if your taste is a bit out of the ordinary watch it.


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