Insanity. This is the first word that comes to mind when you watch this. But I'm putting it in a good way here, that type of madness we watch indie horror comedies for. Of course if you are a squeamish watcher and value good visuals, stellar acting and Oscar worthy scriptwriting, you definitely better give it a pass.
As I am not a fussy viewer and appreciate originality and creativity over flawless cinematography and professionalism in filmaking, I did enjoy "Benny loves you", but unfortunately not completely. The fundamental weakness to my taste here is utter violence and gore. Honestly, I would like it so much better if there was more of Benny rattling around with a knife or a pair of nippers without taking an action and killing someone, because it would be absolutely enough. Taking about Benny himself...oh, man, he is a star. For starters, wanna commend Benny's appearance and voice choices, this is where movie definetely succeeds. Besides the fact that Benny is mad as a cut snake and not to mention his capacity for diverse sorts of violence, he is absolutely adorable. Along with "Willy's Wonderlands'" "It's your birthday" song, Benny's creepy laughter will stay in my memory for quite a long time. And actually mentioned above Willy's Wonderlands could be a good indicator to make a conclusion to watch or not to watch this one. If you enjoyed seeing Nicolas Cage whooping puppets' arses on screen, perhaps you should give Benny a chance as well. In my point of view in comparison Benny is an obvious winner, despite its cheap look and over-the-top violence...but it's all a personal taste matter.
If noted above is enough for you to jump into mad Benny's world, be prepared...Benny levitates. Like, seriously, he does. The problem is the movie doesn't really have a top-notch CGI, so Benny's feet do not touch the ground when he walks, which kinda looks a bit wierd. Also some parts of the final battle in the house, considering that they were almost completely made using computer, appear to look too catoonish and cheap. But then follows a crucial slow-more scene with jumping through the window and the shootout with the police which absolutely carried me away. So amends were made.
In short, "Benny loves you" is a typical guilty pleasure for black comedy fiends. It would be odd to recommend it to someone with no specific taste for that kinda thing. All because the movie is completely bananas and unprepared viewers will bulge their eyes and probably report you, so you risk to end up in a mental house)
Not a bad acting, good chemestry between two leads (classic looser and classic not-a-lady-lady). Suporting cast does a good job too, some characters are more memorable and likable than others. Hillarios openning scene with a bear(hillarios as long as it gets brutal). And of course...Benny)
P. S. There's an after credit scene
P. S. S.
-Say "Okey dokey"
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