Anomalisa (2016)

“Sometimes there’s no lesson, that’s a lesson in itself.”

What’s it about?

A story about a guy who finds everyone boring, uninteresting and repetitive until he meets a self-conscious, shy, insecure but very sweet girl who seems to be one in a billion.

Who’s in it?

Voices of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan

Why should I watch it?

+ A very adult kind of animation
+ For a stop motion, it has incredibly real feelings
+ Goes from ‘What the fuck is going on?’ to ‘Oh wow, that’s actually clever!’
+ Unique film, I haven’t seen anything like this movie
+ Has interesting ideas
+ The transition scene
+ Tom Noonam voicing children will make you chuckle
+ Gotta respect the time and effort that was put into this (Real recognise real)

Why shouldn’t I watch it?

– Might be too artsy for some people
– Metaphor spreads thin over 1 hour and 30 mins
– Wish they trusted us more to piece together the title on our own

Anything else?

Basically a character study of a guy who feels lonely, regardless of how many people are around him. I feel sorry for him because he’s stuck in a vicious cycle that leaves people hurting but it’s not necessarily his fault. To his credit, well done for not judging looks, or personality for that matter. He would definitely make a good judge on X Factor or The Voice.

8/10

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45 Years
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

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