Sunday, July 4, 2010

"Brazil" review by Andy

Sorry to keep this official. Big brother is watching.

"Brazil" is a wonderfully delightful film. Quirky, funny, and tense all at the same time. I'm not sure why it grooved with me, but it did. I think I can explain what the movie is about without any spoilers as follows: "Brazil" is like Orwell's "1984" meets Tim Burton, who then had a baby with "A Clockwork Orange," who is being raised in "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure."

For those who are watching to check off films in which Deniro is in, he really only has an insignificant part, so be prepared.

I don't know much else about what write. The story works, even though it is very odd, and the set designs/production is intentionally and obviously bizarre (I want to say "low budget," but I don't know if that's true).

And I did really like the ending. Twist-ish, without being trite or obvious.

Anyway, that's what I thought.


Richard gale said...

I first saw brazil about twenty years ago. I thought it was sort of dumb and confusing but I liked the song. La. Lalala lala la brazil. Brazil brazil. I also like how his mom has that funky plastic surgery and then looks younger than him. I saw it again last year and my opinion hasn't changed much. A better futuristic film about big brother is Logan's Run. And the huge star in an insignificant role is Farah Facett rather than Robert DeNiro. I didn't really like American Splendor, although I like Giamatti as much as you like Matt Damon. I think Damon's best role was in Team America World Police. You should review some good Showgirls or Kingpin.

Richard gale said...

I meant good films like Showgirls and Kingpin.