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5.0 out of 5 stars Hillarious.
'Nothing' tells the story of two dysfunctional childhood friends who have had very unpleasant lives. It begins with the day on which events in both their lives reach a crisis point that causes them to wish that everything would just disappear and leave them alone. Their wish comes true.....

I was initially dubious about how this concept could be entertaining...
Published on 22 Jan 2007 by Branoic

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing: Enjoyable but Empty
Nothing, from director Vincenzo Natali, is a somewhat mischievous movie. Despite existential quandaries and the omnipresence of downright apocalyptic themes, Nothing is never without its tongue in its cheek. While this ensures that the film is entertaining from start to finish, such unchecked playfulness also seems to be the one thing restraining the story from becoming...
Published on 8 July 2006 by Revelation Magazine


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5.0 out of 5 stars Hillarious., 22 Jan 2007
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'Nothing' tells the story of two dysfunctional childhood friends who have had very unpleasant lives. It begins with the day on which events in both their lives reach a crisis point that causes them to wish that everything would just disappear and leave them alone. Their wish comes true.....

I was initially dubious about how this concept could be entertaining for the entire length of a film, but as with their other film 'Cube', Vincenzo Natali, David Hewlett and Andrew Miller have the skill to make a film that really grabs your attention. I've just finished watching it and I thought it was absolutely hillarious. It's like no film I've ever seen before.

I heartily recommend it to anyone who likes an unusal, original, thought provoking and genuinely funny film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing: Enjoyable but Empty, 8 July 2006
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This review is from: Nothing [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Nothing, from director Vincenzo Natali, is a somewhat mischievous movie. Despite existential quandaries and the omnipresence of downright apocalyptic themes, Nothing is never without its tongue in its cheek. While this ensures that the film is entertaining from start to finish, such unchecked playfulness also seems to be the one thing restraining the story from becoming more than an elaborately conceived comedy sketch. David Hewlett and Andrew Miller's initial forays into the void are downright juvenile, and it takes far too much time for any true explorations of the film's driving premise to manifest. These eccentric explorations are never as intriguing as they could be, however. Perhaps unexpectedly, Nothing's psychological examinations of mood, ego, and dependency are pursued almost entirely through humor. The resulting comedy is dark but often not dark enough, quirky but not quite sharp. Nonetheless, Nothing is never dull. Natali seems to be experimenting with unique and creative ways of presenting the energetic visuals. As a result, Nothing looks like a live action cartoon, and it's just as fun to watch. At the very least, the modestly titled film certainly can't be blamed for promising more than it delivers.

--Brian A. Dixon
Revelation Magazine
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Non-exsistant audience, 7 May 2011
This review is from: Nothing [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
I bought this for 2 reasons:
1) It stars David Hewlett.
2) The idea looked interesting.

Unfortunately the director made his audience dissappear as he clearly didn't think of them when making this.
This is one of the most self indulgent films I've seen. It looks like they were having too much fun with their sandbox premise that they forgot the story.
With no resolution to leave the audience satisfied and no reason to keep watching this just felt empty.
The actors did pretty well with what they were given but in another director's hands this could have been so much more.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well.. it is certainly more than nothing but still not that much..., 24 Aug 2010
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Maciej "Darth Maciek" (Darth Maciek is out there...) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Nothing [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
I do not regret that I bought and watched this movie, but I will soon sell it on eBay - this is a film to watch once and move on.

I bought it after re-watching "Cube", which is certainly a most excellent movie - but you should not expect the same level of quality from "Nothing". It is of course a very different kind of movie, a comedy, when "Cube" was a SF thriller.

"Nothing" is, as you can guess by looking at the cover, a story about two guys who find themselves in the middle of.. well, yes you got it - NOTHING. The NOTHING is two dimensional, white, soft and bouncy - and quite vast. No more information will be provided about NOTHING, to avoid spoilers.

The movie is very strongly divided in two parts. The first one is situated in the real world and I must admit that I simply loved it! In the beginning this is an excellent comedy, although what happens to the "heroes" is very cruel and unfair - but I still found it absolutely irresistible!

The second part, situated in NOTHING, is still funny, but not as good as the first one. I believe the reason of it is that I couldn't totally relate to the two "heroes", Andrew and Dave. I found Andrew, who suffers of all kind of phobias and is totally unable to have a normal life, extremely irritating. Dave, his slightly more successful in life friend, appears quite fast not as a likable loser, but rather as a little bully who needs the company of Andrew mostly to be able to feel superior to somebody. Their mutual relation ultimately is not really comical, but rather depressing - but on another hand maybe this was the point of the whole movie...

Still, although I liked the second part much less than the beginning, I do not regret buying "Nothing". The general idea of the movie is interesting and was not used before, there are some nice jokes and the ending is in my modest opinion a kind of respectful curtsy to the old "Monthy Python" movies (especially "Life of Brian"). If for one evening you want a little funny cinematographic curiosity with your popcorn, this is what you need!
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