Harmony Korine makes (all too few!) bizarre, mesmerizing, stunning, moving, loving, stylish, funny, startling films. This, the latest, contains one of the most breath-taking feats of filmmaking (and acting) I have ever seen. I don't want to spoil it by saying any more about what that scene might be but you will know immediately upon watching the film because it will be the one that makes you gasp and shake your head in disbelief, pinch yourself to ensure you ain't slipped into a dream.
Featuring Diego ("Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN") Luna and Samantha ("Sweet and Lowdown" Morton") as Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe impersonators respectively, the film studies, observes and orchestrates a group of impersonators who live in a commune in the highlands. The characters shuffle about, moving from mood to mood, enticement to enticement to disappointment to great imaginative fulfillment. It is a bored film in some ways and an enraptured film in other ways.
It has received some dreadful reviews and I'm prepared to be paint-balled for positively reviewing this, but I think the detractors are ungiving, ungenerous and cruel.