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4.0 out of 5 stars who could believe a nun could fall from the sky and live..., 18 April 2010
This review is from: Mister Lonely [DVD] (DVD)
Mesmerising, funny, sad. You feel manipulated and abused by this fantasia but my god if only other films manipulated and abused us with such wit and - strangely - genuine humanity and feeling.

A Michel Jackson impersonator meets a Marilyn Monroe while performing a bizarre routine in a Retirement Home (a scene both hilarious and genuinely touching as he gets the bored residents of the Home exited and then has them chanting that they will not die) and returns with her to the Commune of Impersonators that she lives with in the Highlands of Scotland.

This is twinned with the story of a group of Nuns led by a rather manic priest (brilliantly played by Werner Herzog) who discover they can fly.

The film has an all too bitter twist and a genuinely moving scene involving talking hand painted eggs not to mention the breath taking and exhilarating images of free falling nuns riding on BMX bikes.

Strange, mesmerising, beautifull, cruel and incredibly funny.

Add to this the brilliant film score by Sun City Girls and J. Spaceman (the drummer for Sun City Girls died during the recording of the soundtrack and this adds to the film's sadness) and it's an indispensable slice of weirdness.

'Sometimes I look at you and you're more like Adolf Hitler than Charlie Chaplin.'
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