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Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)
"Naisu no mori: The First Contact" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  22 October 2005 (USA)
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An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

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Hideaki Anno
Moyoco Anno
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Kazue Fukiishi
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Aoi Miura
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An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

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.........you might like it?
12 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So you're reading the comments section to see what other people thought about this movie, and you're wondering if you should watch it (that's why I came here).

Simplest way to answer this: do you relish all super surrealist films and have a burning passion for all that is extremely weird cinema? Then you will very likely love it.

I enjoy bizarre cinema to a certain extent but this was way past the line for me. Why? For starters, it's too long for the type of film that it is, which is slew of skits and characters that from time to time overlap. It felt like I was watching footage from several films and was hastily stitched together to try and make....something. I can't compare it to other films because I think you really can't compare it to anything (this is also likely why its loved by other IMDb reviewers). For some reason people have brought up the Taste of Tea, Survive Style 5+, Kamikaze Girls and a slew of other films, but to me these films are all a world apart from each other. If you enjoy weird films but want more developed characters with a more stable plot then watch those other films mentioned.

I already know this comment will get the thumbs down and will be written off as being "above my head" or that there are specific Japanese cultural references that I couldn't possibly understand, but considering that even Japanese viewers gave it 1 and 2 stars on amazon.co.jp, I don't think it's necessarily a culturally specific film, just a film that certain people will enjoy.


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