DVD - 2016
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Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, 2016
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT FICTION
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: English SDH, English audio description
English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, Portuguese, French or English subtitles


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Dec 19, 2017

I agree it's kinda creepy and sorta strange, but if you like kinda artsy stop motion films this one is a decent watch. It's like a dramatic and serious Team America.

Dec 19, 2017

One of the worst "good" or "well-regarded" films I've seen. Some of the prior negative comments will give you a decent idea what to expect. I will add that the main character probably believes that he really grew, and had good intentions, and found some hidden beauty that everyone else is missing ... but he's basically wrong.

Dec 01, 2017

It can be a bit ok if you are in the mood for a really downer movie about a shitty guy that really struggles with his life. it is filled with alot of awkward moments and feels really alien. Maybe that is part of the point, but the movie feels like it is trying to be too adult and dramatic for its own good. if you are looking for a movie that is trying to be arty and is really depressing and dont mind really adult stuff then this movie can be ok. But I say dont rush to see it at all.

Oct 09, 2017

I liked it quite a bit. Stayed with me for a long time. I can't argue with many of the comments, such as the painfulness of the dialogue and the shallowness of the main character. But I saw a lot of depth in the movie. More a kind of horror/sci-fi. Lots to think about and explore.

Sep 26, 2017

What is amazing about this soporific film is that it actually got funding to be animated, completed, produced, and distributed.

Sep 06, 2017

I've re-thought my original comments and added a star to my original rating. I didn't enjoy the film at all, probably because I was expecting something more enjoyable. But, it's not a film to enjoy--the dialogue is painfully superficial, and there is not a single likeable character. And that might be the point. The guy is a smooth-talking predator, and the woman is a willing victim. The peripheral characters are just voyeurs. I think, on reflection, that it's fairly well crafted. I wish, however, that the filmmakers had switched the genders of the main characters, so it wouldn't feel so much like another story about how middle-aged men are predators and young women are victims. Still, the fact that the film is still fresh in my mind a week after watching it says something about the film being worth watching. Just don't watch it for enjoyment.

Jul 24, 2017

Absolutely hated this film - pointless - could not care about the egocentric male character - somehow profanity seems more objectionable coming from the mouth of a "cartoon". Run do not walk away from this stop action movie mess.

May 21, 2017

A horrid, ugly and misogynistic film. The digital characters were weird and ugly. The digital voices, which made male and female voices sound the same, were ugly. Basically the film was about a successful worshipped male who, when out of town on business, got a vulnerable young woman drunk and then got her into bed, cheating on his wife. He promised her love and a future, but it was all a lie. Yet somehow we are supposed to get the message that this is or was love? And that everyone needs love and so it is OK for men to be promiscuous and cheat on their familes and to use and exploit women? Blech. Should have called it Anomie.

May 19, 2017

I did not watch very much of this movie. Not something I liked.

Feb 15, 2017

3-1/2 Stars
I've really liked many of CK's films. And I'd heard a lot about this one. Now that I've seen it, I admire the approach ("same" vs "unique" voices) and technical artistry of bringing these figures into emotional life. But I found myself giving a shrug after it ended. Maybe I'm jaded -- or maybe this film would've carried much more power 2 decades ago, before stop motion approaches became more common for telling dramatic stories.

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Dec 19, 2017

Ianandson thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 21 and 55

Dec 01, 2017

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AL_ZOEY Aug 17, 2016

Lisa: "It's an anomaly, right? I learned that word in your book. I like that word. Anomaly. I like the way it sounds and I like what it means. I feel like an anomaly. Before I used to know there was a word for it, it made me feel bad to be different. Now I kind of like it. Sometimes. I mean, not a lot, but sometimes. It makes me special, sort of. You know what I mean?"
Michael: "Anomalisa."


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