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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen., 3 November 2008
Author: Taylor Shann from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Dollgatory is a movie about purgatory, but it plays like liquid Hell.
The plot: After trying (unsuccessfully) to kill his wife for insurance money, a dollar store owner must work through his sins in purgatory; which comes in the form of the same dollar store owner that he spends his days. He must not only satisfy the needs of his customers, but somehow make them believe in God and be "humble." Keep in mind, of course, that all of his customers are still alive, and he is dead, so really this is just God screwing with him.
If the premise sounds bad, watching it is worse. It is Kevin Smith crossed with the guys who made Fireproof, resulting in a movie sure to please no one. It is offensive without being funny, sappy without being involving, preachy without being wise and endless (endless!) at only 85 minutes. It is also homophobic and misogynistic, as an added bonus.
Incompetently made and poorly filmed, many scenes consist of the actors standing around, waiting for something to happen. The performances are all over the top, and many times there are flubbed takes that somehow ended up in the movie. The main character narrates and talks into the camera, often so that he has something to do. There are three montages for no reason, and lots of dancing to bad techno.
I cannot overstate how bad this movie is. You can't even make fun of it. You have to see it to believe it- but that's too high a price.
0 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Pretty dumb but funny as hell, 2 June 2008
Author: janio-filho from Canada
Ya one thing the acting sucks but I think its suppose to because its
surreal, and man I laughed my ass off.
It has an Evil Dead 2 feel to it, if your in need for a good laugh watch this one it'll cure you.
Story takes place in this dollar store, mind you its a not a bad looking dollar store, I've seen worse ones.
Main character SPEEDDDDOOOPOULOS - you'll know why I repeat that when you watch it draws a wicked plan to kill his nagging wife Gina.
He ends up dead and is haunted by these off wall characters, Malone, Jean the flame, Pharos, etc, stuck in what is called Dollgatory a world in between heaven and hell - or worse the dollar store where Speedddopoulos dreads.
The one liners are bad but that's what made me die of laughter.
It's funny - it's not a blockbuster - but it is funny.
I'd watch it again.
2 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
I liked it, 14 June 2008
I liked this movie maybe because I'm Greek and like the Greek dancing
part with the bouziki and the girls dancing, nice shots by the way by
My friend recommended this movie to me, I'm a fan for Independent films, and this one was very funny.
Dollgatory is a good laugh, but if your in a bad mood and want to let loose and have some good laughs this movie is one for you.
It reminded me of Clerks.
Overall I like it, some people don't seem to like it, but I enjoyed it because it's very funny and that is what comedies are suppose to be funny.
I think this film will become a cult favourite over time.
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