Warning: These movies have scarred me for life.
The Dreamers (2003)
The Dreamers’ take on sexual desire and incest is very different from what I’ve seen from other movies; it’s raw and straight to the point. Plus, there isn’t any filtering or censoring on any explicit scene or idea, which makes this film a huge eye opener for many. What I like about this film is that the intensity and controversy builds up as the story goes on, but it does so in a subtle way; even though there are incestuous and other graphic scenes, they’re not presented overwhelmingly as you’d expect. Although the ending was a bit disappointing in my opinion, the transition from Matthew’s innocence to his open-mindedness was fascinating to watch.
This German film will make you infinitely cringe; and will definitely make you despise Helen. Her lack of hygiene or concern for it is absolutely extraordinary. I have never known a character as annoying and repulsive as her. But once you get through all the crazy gross parts, you’ll begin to realize why she acts this way. Yes, this movie is very sickening but beyond that, it actually has a great storyline. Not to mention, Helen falls in love with her very good-looking nurse. Wetlands is a movie like none other. It’s gag-inducing yet brilliant at the same time. Though I’m still not too keen on watching it twice in a lifetime.
Do I need to say more? I’m pretty sure I’ve explained just how weird this movie is. Honestly, I have never reached the end of this film because I can’t bring myself to watch the entire 90 minutes; so I don’t exactly know if I’m qualified to review this. It’s kind of meta since it shows a group of people who are watching a “film”. As the story of the tire plays on, the group of people somehow give their commentary on what just happened based from what they were watching. It was also mentioned to the group of people (and presumably us, the real viewers) in the beginning that some parts of the film happen for no apparent reason. As if Rubber was made for no reason.
I’m not gonna lie, I did enjoy watching this movie because of the attractive boys. [Props to whoever the casting director was for this film]. This definitely has one of the most absurd story lines I’ve encountered and I’m still not sure whether I truly like it or not. Adore isn’t really a bad film per se. The main plot could’ve been executed better and the ending could’ve been more profound, but I guess this movie’s good enough. Also, there was something about Roz (one of the mothers) that I just didn’t like, but I don’t really know what about her was bothering me. At least you get to see hot shirtless Australian men.
Now I know I said that I want to feature less old and mainstream films but this was a recent watch and it kind of messed me up for a while. I don’t know if I should read the novel since I heard it’s even more provocative than the film adaptation, but I’ll eventually do and it will probably mess me up too. The idea of age disparity along with the borderline incestuous tendencies (since Humbert became Lolita’s step father) was not really a shocker but sort of an enlightenment that wow, these kinds of relationships actually exist. I do like the film a lot and I found it very enthralling. Dominique Swain was a joy to watch.
Girls Against Boys (2012)
I don’t really have much to say about this. Sadly this movie isn’t one of the best I’ve seen, but I still recommend you to watch it. It somehow reminded me of the movie The Roommate since both had to deal with a crazy mad friend. Although it could’ve been better, I was at the edge of my seat the entire time. Probably because I don’t do well with thriller/suspense films. Lu (the psychotic friend) was an interesting character though, since her hobbies included man hating and murder just because. I just wish the story wasn’t too predictable.
Gone Girl (2014)
It’s pretty hard to summarize this film without giving too many spoilers. This doesn’t really have a weird or taboo plot but I feel like I should include it since it’s quite new and has a really intense story line. I thought Gone Girl would just be another typical thriller film but I was wrong. If you haven’t read the novel, you’ll have a fun time watching the movie especially when the crazy plot twists have been unveiled. It was quite long but it wasn’t that dragging. I felt like there wasn’t really a dull moment which makes up for the length of the film. I also have to commend Rosamund Pike’s acting since I truly believed that she was a psychopath. Gone Girl is a movie you wouldn’t want to miss on watching. It’s genius and creepy. I’m getting chills just writing about this. I need to stop.
There are probably more unbelievable movies out there that I have yet to discover so leave a comment with some of the weirdest ones you’ve seen!
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