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Swiss Army Man (2016)

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A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
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Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home. Written by highlandpercussion

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We all need some body to lean on


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Rated R for language and sexual material | See all certifications »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$105,453 (USA) (24 June 2016)

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$4,208,879 (USA) (23 September 2016)
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While getting the confidence to talk to "Sarah" in the fake bus scenario, Manny's walk while wearing sunglasses directly mimics Weekend at Bernie's (1989), another movie with a corpse as a main character. See more »

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When Hank is finally going through Manny's phone, after he sees his e-mail with the birthday message from his dad, he proceeds to check out Sarah's photos on Instagram and the phone that has 1% of remaining battery changes to 2%. See more »

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Manny: Oh God I'm disgusting. My body is disgusting.
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Where Did You Come From?
Written by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell
Performed by Paul Dano
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Twizard Rating: 95
7 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you watched the trailer for this film, you're probably aware that it's going to be pretty weird. Though you never expect it to be this weird.

The uniquely and refreshingly strange tone is established right away. Paul Dano plays Hank, a young man who is stuck on an island about to commit suicide when he sees a dead body (Daniel Radcliffe) washed up on shore. Long story short, he discovers that this corpse has special abilities. It can satiate his thirst, chop wood in half, spit bullets out of its mouth, among other things. Soon, the body starts to talk.

For almost the entirety of the movie we're trying to figure out if Dano is simply hallucinating or if the corpse really is coming to life. Many details are left for the imagination. But they don't even really matter.

Much of the film is spent with Dano teaching Radcliffe about the world and how amazing it is. Yet Dano becomes conflicted as this is the same world he was trying to leave. Radcliffe has already left and wants to be back in it. They're passing each other going in opposite directions.

The filmmakers never have an issue keeping the surreal tone of the movie. The only problem comes in the end where it seems as though, unsure of where to wrap things up, it strays a little and becomes slightly disjointed.

Even if you think you know where the story is going, you never do. That's what makes it so great. It gives you what you could never ever expect. There are times it gets almost too weird--even for this film--but then again, there's nothing like it, so what do we really compare it to?

It's never the weirdness that makes you not like the film. If anything, it could be the fact that it never truly says what it means to--or wants to. But in a universe so loose and free, you sort of have to be able to read between the lines.

Twizard Rating: 95


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