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Rhinoceros Eyes (2003)

A young autistic man living in a prop warehouse becomes involved in crime as he tries to win the heart of a beautiful set designer.

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Victor Ertmanis ...
Sweets
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Ann
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Mrs. Walnut
Reginald Doresa ...
Mr. Walnut
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Hooker
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Peter Morgan
Carrie Eklund ...
Betty Bumcakes (as Carrie Clayton)
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Storyline

Rhinoceros Eyes is a fantastical coming-of-age story revolving around Chep, a young, reclusive prop-house employee who falls in love with a detail-obsessed movie production designer named Fran. Fran's need for authentic props sends Chep to great and questionable lengths as he tries to satisfy her requests, and ultimately... win her heart. Written by Anonymous

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Everything you can imagine is real

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Drama | Horror | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexuality, drug use and violent images
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23 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Olhos de Rinoceronte  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The film crew of the Betty Bumcakes film shoot is the crew of this particular film Rhinoceros Eyes (2003) playing their respective crew roles: Aaron Woodley as the director, David Greene as the cinematographer (DP), and Michael Charles Cole as the boom operator. See more »

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[first lines]
Bundy: [yelling from a distance] Chep! Chep! Out in front!
[loud claps]
Bundy: Chepo! Come on, let's go, move it! We haven't got time for hide-n-seek today!
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So slow, but Michael Pitt is somewhat endearing
23 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

As one of the 6 films I had a chance to see at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival, it would have to be at the bottom of my list of recommendations. Slow doesn't begin to describe this somewhat "inspired" tale of a prop-shop worker named Chep (Pitt). Chep himself is a bit slow and experiencing some fantastical delusions. I felt like most of the movie, revolving around the search for some bizaar props, was filmed in ultra slo-mo. The dialouge was poorly timed, the acting was so muted it became painful (with the exception of supporting player Victor Ertmanis as "Sweets") to watch and the end so anti-climatic and directionless, I wondered how I would get those 90 minutes of my life back. I have read it compared to "Donnie Darko" and after seeing it, the only way that comparison works is that both carry a emotionally tortured lead characters. Pitt seems to summon more of a Giovanni Ribisi in "The Other Sister" (quietly endearing), than Jake Gyllenhaal in "Donnie Darko" (emotionally complex).

Without being to harsh, Paige Turco as the object of Chep's affections is a total casting zero. It's not terrible, but not memorable. Hopefully first time director Aaron Woodley will step back a bit from his attempts to be so "indie profound" in his next project.


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