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I Like Killing Flies (2004)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  January 2004 (USA)
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A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.

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Credited cast:
Michael Fishman ...
Himself
John A. Papa ...
Himself
Eve Shopsin ...
Herself
Kenny Shopsin ...
Himself
Calvin Trillin ...
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A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.

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Kenny Shopsin: The first duty of everybody in life is to realize that they're a piece of shit. Selfish and self-centered and not very good. You're willing to sacrifice 20 thousand people in another country just so you can go to a Wings concert. You sacrifice the lives of a hundred thousand Chinese female babies just so you can rent this f'ing camera and do your stupid art project. No problem! You're a piece of shit. Once you realize you're a piece of shit it's not so hard to take. Because then you don't have ...
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Reality is better than fiction
30 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie the other night and was completely delighted by it. What passes for funny in most movies these days is usually recycled drivel that is apparent way before the punchline comes. Kenny Shopsin made me laugh at things I couldn't have imagined might come out of a human being's mouth-- and the best part is that a beat or two after you stop laughing, you realize how oddly thoughtful, intelligent and even tragic he is.

For what it's worth, the night I went, the director was there to talk about the movies afterwords and he came across as a very good guy who deserves to have people see his movie so he can go on making more like it. Also, if you take the advice of one of the other reviewers and visit Shopsin's while you're in Manhattan, don't tell him you're there because of the movie-- he'll throw you out.


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