Guy Maddin reluctantly returns to his childhood home, an abandoned Canadian island, where his parents ran an orphanage. As Guy fulfills his dying mother's request to paint the lighthouse ... See full summary »
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.
LES FRANKEN (Michael Rapaport) leads a painfully unremarkable life as a metermaid until he enrolls in a drug study for an experimental anti-depressant. An unexpected side effect of the drug convinces Les he is developing special powers and must quit his job to answer his new calling in life - Superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else. Written by
As for the formal stuff, i give this movie a 7. But, honestly, this movie is in no way funny. And what was really annoying, was the soundtrack. Woah. Normally, i respect taste and opinions, mostly when it comes to music. But this music was so entirely depressing and really made me want to turn of the movie, because it added such a level of bleak feelings. I think it was totally the wrong choice. And i believe, because of the edit and the emotional bias thats created in the movie, this one really drowned on the market. Seriously. Because it is, the aforementioned negatives put aside, simply a very good movie. (Although the duo in the black car seems pretty cheesy).
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