Mister Lonely review

 

I like director Harmony Korine’s movies, but this is a failed experiment about a community of impersonators living in the Highlands. The movie is really just a series of improvisations made by the impersonators, who don’t seem like they have any real acting experience and go on f-bomb tirades. There is a random sideplot about flying nuns that is more interesting than the main story, and features a cameo by the always-fascinating Werner Herzog.  Samantha Morton (as Marilyn Monroe) and Diego Luna (as Michael) generate some sizzling chemistry, but that equals about four minutes. And Shirley Temple and Buckwheat are really cute, but that’s maybe another 5 minutes. The rest is languid sketches that are depressing or embarassing. This subject would have made a better documentary.

Rating: 4/10

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