Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man

DVD - 2016
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Hank is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. One day everything changes when a corpse names Manny washes up onshore. The two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
Publisher: [United States] : Lionsgate,, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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akirakato
Aug 24, 2020

Nonsensical, extremely black farce!
If you're serious person, ignore this film.
If not, then laugh out loud to death!
Foolish but a time-killing entertaining piece.

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Nursebob
Aug 04, 2020

So, it’s "Weekend at Bernies" coupled with "Castaway" though less funny than the former (which wasn’t funny anyway) and less interesting than the latter (which wasn’t very interesting to begin with). Add a little bit of "Gilligan’s Island" as Hank tries to recreate the real world for Manny using trash and flotsam, and you have the kind of juvenile drivel that wows them at the MTV Awards while the rest of us see it for what it really is: a three million dollar fart joke. Trying to view this insultingly stupid mess as either a spoof or a grand metaphor about finding one's way in life doesn’t help either for I’ve seen reruns of "Beavis & Butthead" which offered more social insight with far more finesse. And worst of all, it leaves you with a host of disturbing visuals not the least of which is Dano in garbage dump drag dancing with Radcliffe who’s suspended from a tree by wires. Cast and crew reportedly taped their own bouts of flatulence for use on the soundtrack and that alone should be the only warning you need.

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martymcfly88
Jun 20, 2020

This one was a little weird, but I like weird. If you like this, I'd recommend also checking out Vivarium, The Lobster, and The Sacred Killing of a Deer.

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djil
May 01, 2020

The most surprising film I've watched in a while. It has a wildly original premise and uses it's 'toilet humor' as symbolism about the way we tend to hold ourselves back in life. It's a weird, fun time that's totally worth checking out.

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roosevelt
Jun 08, 2019

This was one the the most interesting films I have ever seen. I can see why some folks may not have liked it, one needs an open mind to appreciate it. Fabulous for its originality.

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Vivica
Apr 12, 2019

Firstly....at any other time this movie would never ever (deservedly so) have been made ....to squander time & money on such a degenerate movie is beyond me.
Secondly....I may need some heavy duty therapy to erase any trace of this deviant movie from my memory - just the thought of it makes me puke in my mouth!!!
Lastly....what really frightens me is the thought that the writers, producers, director, actors & indeed the people here who have given this movie 5 stars - think the story is normal & are walking around without straight jackets on. I pray I never meet any of you scary people!!

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novellamoon
Feb 10, 2019

I thought this movie was brilliant! My husband and I laughed the whole way through. The humor is quite gross, not for those who are squeamish. This character's struggle is heartbreaking, but it is told with so much humor and compassion. Definitely worth checking out!

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brat_sampson
Jan 17, 2019

I very much enjoy that all the normies are having a hard time with this film. I found it to be hilarious, heartwarming, musical?! and just overall pretty great but yeah, you can't take it very seriously.

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P58Jackson
Dec 03, 2018

I could barely go with interesting. I certainly would not recommend it for children. It is a very peculiar movie to say the least.

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rationallady
Nov 21, 2018

I picked this dvd up because it was a STAFF PICK! It makes me wonder about the library staff. The movie started out as an interesting idea but after about 40 minutes it got too gross for me. I can't believe the STAFF got 15 copies of this 'thing.'

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LesliePACL Jan 16, 2018

LesliePACL thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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daysleeper236
Dec 29, 2017

daysleeper236 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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ruah777
Dec 15, 2017

ruah777 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 03, 2017

the_bookwyrm thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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rem85
Jan 30, 2017

rem85 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

LibrarianShelbi Oct 28, 2016

LibrarianShelbi thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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djil
May 01, 2020

"I just had a thought about a thought. How do you hide your thoughts, and why do we have to hide everything?"

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djil
May 01, 2020

Hank: Because I'm just a scared, ugly, useless person.

Manny: But maybe everyone's a little bit ugly. Maybe we're all just dying sacks of sh*t, and maybe all it'll take is one person to just be okay with that, and then the whole world will be dancing and singing and farting, and everyone will feel a little bit less alone.

Hank: Manny, you have no idea how nice that sounds.

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djil
May 01, 2020

"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?"

LibrarianShelbi Oct 28, 2016

“If you don’t know Jurassic Park, you don’t know shit.” - Hank

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Well, I'll give it this much: It's original if nothing else.
The performances and cinematography are both really good, with enough WTF moments to rattle even the most jaded viewer.
Plus: The ending is well worth the time getting there.

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 03, 2017

Sexual Content: Very frank talk about self-pleasure, and a plot point involves male arousal

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