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Ray Pluto is a detective with a problem due to the loss of his wife and daughter. One day, he is in a fast food place, and due to a pain in his back, he is not able to avoid a mass murderer of six people. A young boy uses his gun and kills the killer. He becomes a loser in the eyes of the police force and public opinion, and his partner convinces him to have a session with the chiropractor Dr. Ann Beamer. A complicated romance between them grows. Meanwhile, at least two other plots happen in the movie involving detective Pluto and other odd characters. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is the brilliance of experience, smart writing, and classic cinematography; working in harmony in perfect story arc. If you are not for dark humor or you're the type looking for adolescent laughs, you should revisit this when you have a sleeper Sunday and a few more years of real life under your belt. For it's time it was an under rated treasure, and somehow despite being dated in continuity, the story holds up and delivers a timeless tale of 'in yo face' realness. In summation, this film is the bomb if you're not a sucker for regurgitated late night chuckles.
Give it a watch, and try not to expect the typical comedy.
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