In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home. Written by
I knew nothing about this movie. I didn't see the trailer and I didn't read any info on it. I just wanted to experience it "as is". I loved it. And believe me, it wasn't perfect, it had its flaws. Yet it was very original and it had a lot to offer. It's a very sad and depressing story mixed with some juvenile humour and laughs that make you feel like you're 10 y.o. again. Its message is very clear and it even states its points a couple of times so you will never feel confused. It's a humble movie. It's not trying to be a thought-provoking complex story, it only tries to understand what makes us continue to move forward and live our imperfect and sometimes miserable lives. If not for the humour and Radcliffe's performance this movie would've been too dark and heavy, but the directors knew what they were doing and it did work for me.
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