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Feels Good Man (2020)

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Artist Matt Furie, creator of the comic character Pepe the Frog, begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon image from those who used it for their own purposes.

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Arthur Jones

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Giorgio Angelini, Matt Furie (based on original artwork by) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Matt Furie Matt Furie ... Self - Artist, Creator of Pepe the Frog
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Robert Barnes Robert Barnes ... Self - Attorney, InfoWars (archive footage)
Samantha Bee ... Self - Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (archive footage)
Jeremy Blackburn Jeremy Blackburn ... Self
Susan Blackmore Susan Blackmore ... Self - Psychologist and Memetist
Matt Braynard Matt Braynard ... Self - Executive Director, Look Ahead America
Hillary Clinton ... Self (archive footage)
Stephen Colbert ... Self (archive footage)
Joel Finkelstein Joel Finkelstein ... Self - Director, Network Contagion Research Institute
Ursala Furie Ursala Furie ... Self
Nicolette Gray Nicolette Gray ... Self (archive footage)
John Michael Greer John Michael Greer ... Self - Occultist and Scholar
Lisa Hanawalt Lisa Hanawalt ... Self - Artist and Writer
Emily Heller ... Self - Comedian and TV writer
Alex Jones ... Self - Host, InfoWars (archive footage)
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Artist Matt Furie, creator of the comic character Pepe the Frog, begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon image from those who used it for their own purposes.

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Directorial debut of Arthur Jones. See more »

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Self - Psychologist and Memetist: The whole idea of memes comes from Richard Dawkins' 1976 book, "The Selfish Gene." Most of the book is about what he called "universal Darwinism," which said, "All of biology is driven by genes, but culture is driven by memes." He said, "Look around you and you'll see, floating about in the primeval soup of culture, is information copied by imitation from person to person." So that would include chairs... trousers... hairstyles. All of these things are only here because humans have copied them,...
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References Watchmen (2009) See more »

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Some Things Last a Long Time
Written by Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston
Performed by Daniel Johnston
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This is so much better than it has any right to be
13 February 2021 | by TheCorniestLemurSee all my reviews

I'd heard a lot of good things about this film after its premiere, with the added assurance that, yes, it is a documentary about Pepe the frog and yet it's still really good, so I was expecting something interesting.

And I still finished it thinking it was so much better than a film about Pepe the frog has any right to be. It's a film about symbolism, psychology, the internet, the death of the author, meme culture, all while maintaining a sense of grim disgust but still being funny, optimistic by the end, an interesting character study about a modern day tortured artist, AND never once feels the least bit cringey even though it's about meme culture, which is an extreme rarity in a world where most films centering around the internet are produced by out of touch 60 year old boomers.

Not a word of the script feels wasted, the choice to animate Pepe in various ways illustrating the voice over was genius, and every one of the people it looks at are all really interesting.

The few things I could maybe complain about are that the soundtrack wasn't all that great to me and the last 20 minutes or so feel a bit slower than the rest of the film, and not really in a good way. However, if you have even a passing presence or space of your own on the internet, this is an absolute must-see.

Even if it is a documentary about Pepe the bloody frog.


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28 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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