Posted: July 15, 2016 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 10 Cloverfield Lane, Alan Ruck, Ashley Bell, Carnage Park, Citizen Kane, Dan Kwan, Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Scheinert, Harry Potter, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Keating, Michel Gondry, Orson Welles, Pat Healy, Paul Dano, Quentin Tarantino, Shane Carruth, Swiss Army Man, The Lobster, The Most Dangerous Game | 118 Comments »
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Perhaps the best way to describe Swiss Army Man, the new indie comedy from writer/directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, their first feature film, is that it is an odd duck of a movie. Of course, it’s no insult to say that it’s not quite as odd a duck as The Lobster, but if it quacks like one, etc. You get my drift anyway.
Those of you who watch the previews of coming attractions at their local bijou, or even those who don’t, probably know what the basic premise is. Paul Dano plays Hank, a depressed loner who gets stranded on an island after a boat he rented got lost.
As he is about to do himself in, he sees a dead body washed up on shore. This non-character is played by former Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, a role I bet never required him to pass wind.
Hank soon discovers that Manny has certain, shall we say, uses. He can fart with the power of an SST and he gets an erection that always tells Hank which way to go to get back to civilization.