Swiss Army Man Review
written by Souranath Banerjee
A bit over-glorified but then again, certainly the most eccentric film of this year!
My Ratings: 3.6/5
Some films have pretty weird storylines (in Hollywood standard) but a rare few can really define the word ‘weird’ in its true context, and Swiss Army Man is one such film.
A young man named Hank (Paul Dano) gets stranded in an island all alone – yup, exactly like Tom Hanks in Cast Away but instead of a floating Volleyball named Wilson, Hank gets a farting dead-body named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe)!
A dead-body who soon starts talking!
But then again, Manny is not just any ordinary talking-dead-body.
He is an unique multipurpose friendly-body who farts away on water like a speed-boat, his penis can be used as a compass, his fingers for lighting fire, his vomit as pure drinking water and he can also spit out things with superhuman velocity!
Didn’t I tell you in the beginning that this would be a very weird 1hr 37 min journey?
And so, Manny the super talented dead-body gets very friendly with Hank and tries his best to make Hank survive and return to humanity or what we in general refer to as the ‘normal’!
Being a satire on our current society, writer/director duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert through their over the top loud gags and often pretty gross comic situations does manage to give us some deep imbedded messages through their film Swiss Army Man.
Acting is superb, specially of Daniel Radcliffe as the dead body!
Imaginative, often really humorous and even cinematic, overall, Swiss Army Man is a film that embraces the absurdity and irrationality around us and makes us question and redefine our current social scenario (to some extent).
A decent one time watch if you can survive the repetitive dead-farts till the end!
Poster courtesy: www.impawards.com.