Swiss Army Man – Film Review

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Swiss Army Man – Film Review by Gareth Stack

Directors: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Writers: Dan Kwahttps, Daniel Scheinert
Stars: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Hank (Paul Dano), face crusted with sunburn, bearded and lost like Joaquin Phoenix in I’m Still Here, prepares for suicide. Noosed with rope, perched in the mouth of a laughing cave, he’s all set to end a castaway existence. He spots a body at the water’s edge. Finally companionship! Finding instead a recently deceased corpse (‘Manny’ played by Daniel Radcliffe) Hank begins a self-piteous diatribe. The first of countless fart gags interrupts him, quaking a horrible unlife into the blue skinned, suited carcass. In a flash of inspiration Hank resolves to ride this flatulent flotsam to freedom like a necrotic jet ski. Thus opens one of the strangest and most playful American films in recent memory, the debut feature from music video director…

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