A man wanders out of the desert after a four year absence. His brother finds him, and together they return to L.A. to reunite the man with his young son. Soon after, he and the boy set out ... See full summary »
Harry Dean Stanton,
"O, mio babbino caro" plays as a woman skates gracefully. In contrast, little is graceful and daddy is not dear in Julien's world. His father listens to blues wearing a gas mask; dad prods, lectures, and derides Julien as well as Julien's brother and pregnant sister, while grandma attends to her dog. Julien is different, schizophrenic. He wears gold teeth. He bowls, sings, worships, and chats with a group of young adults with disabilities. His sister's child is probably his own. He talks on the phone, imagining it's his mother, who died in childbirth years before. He may be a murderer of children. From his point of view (perhaps), the film follows this odd family for a few weeks. Written by
This is honestly one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
There is really hardly any story to this movie. The movie is like a series of random,depressing,poor quality,psychotic home movies from a family of nut-jobs that you would never show your friends. Most of the characters belong in an institution, however, the younger brother and sister are likable enough. There are some funny moments as others have stated, like when the whack-job father tells Julien that if "I was as stupid as you I would slap myself in the face".
This movie was mostly just a train wreck that I only finished just to see if anything would actually happen. I guess it's one of those "artsy-fartsy" kind of movies, to borrow a phrase from the movie itself.
I'm not saying "don't see it", but I do say "don't spend any money to see it".
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