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This Is Not a Movie (2011)

Twisted, apocalyptic satire, THIS IS NOT A MOVIE envisions the end of the world through the bi-polar mind of a strung-out pop-culture addict. Starring Edward Furlong and Peter Coyote, with a jagged, atmospheric score from Slash.

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Twisted, apocalyptic satire, THIS IS NOT A MOVIE envisions the end of the world through the bi-polar mind of a strung-out pop-culture addict. Starring Edward Furlong and Peter Coyote, with a jagged, atmospheric score from Slash.

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A very indie, modernist film about identity, fear, freedom, and capitalism.
3 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the very beginning of the movie, it's clear that the intentions of the film are to make you think. Not always politically correct and loaded with both verbal and visual social and political commentary, This Is Not A Movie avoids being too heavy with the use of satirical shorts and awesome music well-placed throughout. Nonetheless, it can seem a little preachy if you're at a point in the film where you're not exactly sure what's going on, or if you happen to disagree with the film's message.

As an actor, Edward Furlong was a pleasant surprise. It's a role that seemed to click with him, and he's convincing as an angst-y, anti-social and possibly mentally unstable main character who is struggling to resolve all his inner conflicts. Without giving away too much, I'll say the others could've used a little work, though.

Overall, this is one of my favorites. The cinematography is very clean and focused for an indie film, despite the plot not always seeming the same--which I don't mind. The content can get a little dark and there's also plenty of fourth-wall breaking and poking fun at the movie itself. And most of the film takes place in one location with a very small handful of characters. If these are an issue for you, you probably won't like this film.

Otherwise, it's worth one, two, or several watches.


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