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Flexing with Monty (2010)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Horror  |  7 January 2010 (USA)
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Macho bodybuilding big brother uses little brother's smarts en route to becoming head of an athletic department till a nun's visit causes a permanent change to their interlocked relationship.

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Monty
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Inflatable Doll
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Monty is a bodybuilder. His gym is the very heart of his existence. He is aggressively male, outrageously narcissistic and a bigot. Sharing this strange world is Monty's cerebral and emotionally wounded younger brother, Bertin. One stormy day, the brothers' bizarre but settled lives are suddenly disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Lilith, a Catholic nun collecting contributions for an unusual cause. Lilith's arrival is the catalyst required to generate a momentous change in Bertin's relationship with his brother, a change that results in the astonishing and gruesome downfall of the vainglorious Monty. Written by Anonymous

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A mysterious woman forces two brothers onto a dangerous psychosexual collision course.


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Flexing with Monty: A Domestic Symphonie  »

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The Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored John Albo by selecting his screenplay, "Flexing with Monty," for placement in it's permanent Core Collection in the Margaret Herrick Library. The screenplay will be made available for research purposes to students, filmmakers, writers, actors, and to regular patrons of the Academy's Library. See more »

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The cast is listed "in order of appearance" but it lists Rudi Davis first. Trevor Goddard as Monty appeared first before the opening titles, then Rudi Davis as Bertin appeared after the title and credits rolled. See more »

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Bertin: Your navel twitches like the dead white eye of a blind beggar.
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Bursting with energy, sometimes stupidly so
25 January 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film, coming out of nowhere, really astonished me. For starters, the Samuel Beckett staging immediately makes you expect surreal and strange things. But the filmmaker takes the surrealism into really dark and unpleasant realms. Monty is a loud-talking narcissist, and Bertin is so self-absorbed that he's even less human or likable. Bertin's true feelings for Monty are clearly problematic, and the film plays a terrible game with the audience as it seemingly drags us to the edge of incestuous carryings-on, on screen no less. Goddard's body is used to great effect in the filming. After watching it, I found myself trying to think of a film that exploits the male body in the same relentless way. Monty's body carries the film, to whatever extent the film works (for some viewers, it won't work, clearly); Monty's endless flexing and preenign and posing draw the viewer's attention relentlessly, and there is a compulsive and uncontrolled nature to the camera work here. Many people are put off by the homoeroticism and intense homophobia of the film, but I think it's important to see Monty's strange rants about homosexuality as a pitiful and broken man battling against his own sexual hungers. Some viewers come away with a sense that Monty has taken advantage of a gay man who hires him as a hustler, but that interpretation is open to debate. The man pays for rough trade to verbally belittle him, and Monty does physically subdue and verbally degrade the man. What happens when the cameras leave, before Monty leaves the man's house? Note that he arrives early in the afternoon and leaves late at night -- Monty seems to have been playing his role for many hours, a fact that many Puritanical viewers seem to miss. The ending is horrific, of course, and I wish that some of the Lilith material had been excised from the script. There are many things that could have been done better, but when the main actor and the producer/writer/director pass away, you end up with not only an inability to refilm scenes but an inability to take the director's vision from his mind and to the screen. For these flaws, I take off a few points, but for its incandescent sensuality and stunning atmosphere, I give it an 8.


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