A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.
Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. When pa, rocker Noah, finds ma's OD'd, he fears to be charged with homicide and takes Jeliza along to his ma's place, in a desolate country region. With Noah passed out, the girl mentally transfers to a fantasy world she and her doll heads enter magically. Jeliza's adventures also star the crazy locals, notably Dell, and Dell's grown but intellectually disabled brother Dickens.Written by
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It's your daddy's fault you were the way you were, not mine. 'Cause I loved you... lip smackin' little junkie baby. Irritable and hyperactive, you was, just twitchin' and spasms and convulsions. Your daddy blew smoke in your face to keep you quiet; you know that, mm hmm. I think it what damaged you, well don't blame me, cuz. I breast fed you forever... Jeliza Rose you know I love you, don't you? I'm sorry baby, I'm gonna do something real nice for you real soon some day, I promise.... What the ...
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Completely forget any review you read by Richard Roeper, because it's true crap. Tideland was a brilliant view of a child, living in her very own fantasy world. She maintains her loneliness by holding conversations with her 4 doll-head friends, as well as squirrels and her new friend, a sexually confused brother of a crazed witch lady. The movie is full of brilliant humor as well as the realism of drug-crazed parents, mixed with the fantasy world of a little girl's imagination. This movie was so much more than I had hoped for. Way to go Terry, this is purely one of your finest. Right up there on the level of Fear and Loathing. Any critic that gives this film a bad review should seriously question their competency as a film critic (ahem Roger and Ebert)...
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