Loonies is a touching comedy about five psychiatric patients who are forced to exchange their familiar surroundings for an old-fashioned, impersonal institution. Partly because of the ...
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Loonies is a touching comedy about five psychiatric patients who are forced to exchange their familiar surroundings for an old-fashioned, impersonal institution. Partly because of the severe regime of a dreadful nurse, the five decide to escape from their new home and go back to the old one under their own steam. After a drastic confrontation with the 'normal' outside world that results in fighting and panic, the group breaks up. Each of the five patients realise their dreams individually, but ultimately they decide to choose for each other and the familiarity of their own place. Loonies is a film with light-hearted and cheeky humour that, in a moving way, takes us into the pleasantly disturbed world of five somewhat romanticised psychiatric patients. Written by
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I'm amazed by the average rating that is only 6.1 at the time I write this bit here. I've actually never done this before, but this flick deserves it.
This movie may sometimes be a bit on the corny side, but most of the time it's hilarious. Great stuff for everyone, with a sense of humour, from 6 till...well, how old can one get?
Don't expect a complex story, or spectacular dialogues but just sit back and relax, and enjoy the story of "the looney's" being moved from their save surroundings, to a nursing home they don't like...at all.
In short, they decide to escape. I won't spoil the rest by writing what happens. Just rent this mo(e)vie, or even better, buy it.
You won't be disappointed. 8.5 out of 10 !!!
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