Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man

DVD - 2016
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Hank is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. One day everything changes when a corpse names Manny washes up onshore. The two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
Publisher: [United States] : Lionsgate, [2016]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,5.1 Dolby Digital
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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daysleeper236
Dec 29, 2017

Sometimes absurd and sometimes deeply philosophical, Daniel Radcliffe delivers a completely un-Harry-Potter-like performance. This is a very odd movie that is definitely not for everyone, but is 100% original from beginning to end.

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PeterRLD
Dec 21, 2017

Radcliffe is amazing as a corpse, brought back to life by the imagination of Paul Dano, a ship-wrecked man who finds Radcliffe washed up on the beach of his tiny desert island. Radcliffe returns the favor by enabling Dano to leave the island and return home. The police arrive and put Radcliffe into a body bag, which I thought was the right place to end the movie. However, the director preferred to have Dano hi-jack the body and take it down to the beach, where the characters have a sentimental discussion of how people would all be better off if they didn't feel they had to hide stuff from each other. Despite the hokey ending, I give it four stars.

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ruah777
Dec 15, 2017

I really found the movie fun but its clearly something that is not for everyone. If you dont like a darker humor or guys talking about masturbating , steer well clear. The movie crazy and not really good at keeping your sensations of disbelief away. Also the ending choices felt like it was going to be good then they sort of spoiled it a bit. That said the movie has its weird emotional moments. So if you can look past its flaws you will fine some nice gems, but if you cant your going to be in for a bad time.

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stse88
Oct 30, 2017

The very last line of the movie is WTF?, and that pretty much sums up this movie. Can't say I didn't watch the whole thing though, but not unlike looking at an atrocious accident on the road as you drive by. Definite points for originality.

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Tj2C
Oct 27, 2017

A gimmick and some humorous movie. It is somewhat entertaining and watchable.

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mckeett
Oct 26, 2017

Oh dear. This was absolutely unequivocally terrible.

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Jane_Sm
Oct 09, 2017

My husband hated it; I loved it. Quirky black comedy about a man stranded so long he becomes suicidal, who then tries to convince a nearly-dead man that there are reasons for living. Unfortunately the writers are more imaginative than intelligent, but the movie is fun and charming if you can ignore the gaps in rationale.

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ssmerlin
Sep 23, 2017

Awful! total rubbish. I couldn't get past the first 30 mins.

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ausnos
Sep 07, 2017

So many things feel wrong about this movie to me. I like the odd strange movie now and then but I found this movie unappealing. A farting corpse was the ONLY thing that made me crack a slight smile. The rest of it, however, was pointless. In other words, this is the type of movie that you will either love (and enjoy the supposed "humour"), or hate it and wish the producers were dead like the corpse in the film.

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 03, 2017

Swiss Army Man is one of the more original movies from 2016, and it was one I ended up watching out of a morbid curiosity. Daniel Radcliffe plays a farting corpse that can do almost anything--what else is there to it?

Well, a lot. There's plenty of vulnerable moments between Hank (Paul Dano) and Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) as they contemplate finding meaning in life, love, and why we are ashamed of what we do/are. The soundtrack and the editing are the best things in this movie, bar none. The bus recreation scene is very creative and touching.

And of course there's plenty of farting.

It's a peculiar film that doesn't fit in conventional genres, and you need to keep an open mind when watching, but it's a cinematic journey that won't soon be forgotten.

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LesliePACL Jan 16, 2018

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daysleeper236
Dec 29, 2017

daysleeper236 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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ruah777
Dec 15, 2017

ruah777 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 03, 2017

the_bookwyrm thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

LibrarianShelbi Oct 28, 2016

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 03, 2017

Sexual Content: Very frank talk about self-pleasure, and a plot point involves male arousal

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LibrarianShelbi Oct 28, 2016

“If you don’t know Jurassic Park, you don’t know shit.” - Hank

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