March 12, 2005, 2:15 p.m. CST
Mail Order Wife sounds like it might be okay because it's all fiction, but the documentaries? What a bunch of sick fuckers. There is nothing funny AT ALL about some asshole ranting at his pregnant wife until she has a breakdown. I'm surprised that someone in his family didn't sue his ass when he gave them a spooge cake. This guy is just a sick, sick bastard. Tom Green wasn't funny, just stupid, Jackass was funny on a few occasions, but all this extreme reality horseshit wore thin the moment it hit the screen like the big wad of stringy mucous that it was.
March 12, 2005, 4:08 p.m. CST
I often agree with Mori's reviews, but I just can't get behind the whole Jackass style of filmmaking.
March 12, 2005, 4:49 p.m. CST
This was a rather glowing review, compared to one I found here: http://www.tailslate.net/reviews/film/reviews.asp?ID=101
March 13, 2005, 11:59 a.m. CST
I am as disturbed by the glowing approval of the so-called comedy in the "Dessertumentaries" and "Broken Condom" as I am by the contents of those exercises themselves. Spitting, ejaculating or otherwise putting bodily fluids into food as a "joke" is a criminal act, one that can result in illness or even death. Laughing along with the psychological torture of a man's wife - the one person in the world whom more than any other he should cherish and protect - is as sick as the torture. From the descriptions, these sound like nothing more than evil masquerading as cleverness.
March 13, 2005, 12:27 p.m. CST
Normally it takes a lot to offend me but I certainly hope these "Dessertumentaries" are fake. Only the most perverse out there would take amusement in someone feeding their family members spooge! Unless there's something we don't know about - i.e. his family members are assholes who have tortured him his whole life - I'd say this registers as just plain wrong. Not sure why a married man (and soon to be father) like Mori would be advocating this sort of thing.
March 13, 2005, 7:19 p.m. CST
Somehow I find it hard to believe it's all real. It's probably all just a joke made to look real.
March 14, 2005, 2:02 p.m. CST
Now I've got to see how this thing plays out, even with the distinct possibility I will hate it. (Good films leave you with a reaction, even if it is passionate loathing, right?)
March 14, 2005, 4:06 p.m. CST
by Stan the Bat
...but if we're taking it at face value- if someone makes a film of himself actually doing something evil, are you really gonna discuss the whole thing as a work of cinema and not as a genuine act of evil? "Uh, that guy is psychologically torturing his wife..." "Yeah, but look at the cinematography!"
March 15, 2005, 9:22 a.m. CST
I saw this film in a couple of work prints... and it really, really works. I don't know how the final cut is... but it was ON ITS WAY in a way I rarely see. It's a neat pic.
March 15, 2005, 9:24 a.m. CST
LICK THE FLOOR.
March 15, 2005, 9:26 a.m. CST
A TV show in England called BrassEye.
March 17, 2005, 12:29 a.m. CST
There's a local film critic called Adrian Martin. I can't wait to see what he thinks of this one...