Thursday, March 29, 2007

Movie Watch! - Shortbus

Shortbus (2006) - The opening scenes literally left me speechless and made my jaw drop. At the same time, my suitemate Patrick was in awe. It This movie is unrated, which is just as well because it's full of hardcore graphic pornography. Director John Cameron Mitchell tries his best to place all the hardcore graphic pornography within the context of young, underground New Yorkers on their quest for some sort of self-realization. And on some levels, it does achieve an earnest amount of success. But in general, it's very clear that these are first-time actors and that the plot is paper-thin. At times it is sweet, dour, maybe even a little endearing. At other times it lags, dragging us through lives that we are given no reason to be interested in. It does get better about 2/3 of the way through though. 5/10

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