Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Story: Quirky indie comedy-drama written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. The story centers on Hank (Paul Dano), a man stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. However, everything changes when Hank finds a corpse named Manny (Radcliffe) washed up on shore.
When the corpse turns out not to be entirely dead, the two become fast friends and Hank teaches Manny about the world once again. The two then go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams Sarah (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).
Verdict: We’ve heard the stories that there were walkouts for this movie’s premiere during its Sundance premiere, so it seemed like this was a divisive type of movie. Going into it I found myself thinking, yes, it’s an absurd and yet unique premise and it really shouldn’t work, but somehow I really warmed to this story. It was original, warm and pleasantly unpredictable. What really elevated the whole movie are the performances by both Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. It is one of those movies that if you liked it then it’s something you want to talk to someone about as soon as you’ve watched it. It’s definitely weird and it is not going to be for everyone, but if your tastes include quirky alternative movie then this could be one to put on your list to watch.REVIEWS
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 23)
[as Hanks is about to hang himself he sees a body washed upon shore]
Hank: You know, I’d always hoped that right before I died my life would flash before my eyes and I would see wonderful things, but as I was hanging up there I didn’t really see much of anything, but I did see you.
Hank: This is crazy. I thought you were dead.
Manny: Am I dead?
Hank: I don’t think so, you’re talking.
[after dragging the seemingly dead body of Manny into a cave]
Hank: I need you to help me get home, okay, buddy?
[suddenly Manny speaks]
Manny: Okay, buddy.
[Hank screams in shock and hits Manny in the face]
Hank: [to Manny] You’re a miracle, or I’m just hallucinating from starvation.
Hank: You’re special.
Manny: I’m special.
Hank: You’re like the multipurpose tool guy, and that’s why I need you to help me get home.
Hank: When there’s seven billion people on the planet you might be lucky enough to bump into the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Manny: You want to go home so you can have love, but you ran away because nobody loves you.
Hank: Shut up! You can’t just say everything that comes into your head, that’s bad talking!
[when he sees Sarah for the first time]
Manny: Oh, my God.
[Hank and Manny wake up and yell in shock when they notice Manny has a huge hard on]
Hank: It’s moving!
Manny: What’s happening!
Hank: Manny, I think your penis is guiding us home. It’s magic.
Hank: People don’t like other people’s farts.
Manny: Is that why you don’t fart in front of me?
Hank: I just like to do it alone, or hold it in, that’s what you’re supposed to do.
Manny: That’s so sad.
Manny: If my best friend hides his farts from me then what else is he hiding from me, and why does that make me feel so alone?
Hank: Poop is when your body takes everything it doesn’t want and squeezes it out your butt.
Manny: Oh, God. I’m disgusting. My body is disgusting.
Hank: Before the Internet every girl was a lot more special.
Hank: If you don’t know Jurassic Park, you don’t know shit.
Hank: We sang, and we danced, and it was beautiful.
Hank: How do you expect anyone to want to talk to you if you sound retarded? I sound like my dad.
Manny: I’m scared because I fear if I die I might really miss you.
Hank: Oh, you’re the worst.
Manny: So this is the life I’d forgotten.
Hank: The important, for now, is to find what was your life
Manny: What is life?
Hank: This is just the beginning.
Total Quotes: 23