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5.0 out of 5 stars Is Morrisian an adjective?, 3 May 2003
This review is from: Jam: The Complete Series [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
First of all this is truly extraordinary.
Secondly, it's not comedy at all. True, I laughed out loud a few times but the overall feeling is one of deep discomfort, occasional shock and a lingering dense of dislocation. Jam can infest your world view to the point where it's Pinteresque silences and Beckettesque vignettes seem to reer up in your everyday life. And I'm not sure if I'm pleased about that.
Morris has managed to create and broadcast the most extreme, offensive and deeply disturbing programme ever transmitted. That it is so much more than a load of shock tactics and lavatorial excess a la Jackass is all the more impressive. It's a vision of hell where all relationships are awkward, all authority is absurd and untrustworthy and insanity slips into reality with worrying ease. The thin veneer of everyday life is constantly being confronted by the darkness beneath it. And that is the world of Jam.
Highlights - the lizard TV, the 6 yr old Ms Fixit, the intro to episode 4 (the dung breath men), the casual parents. I could go on.
Theres little to fault here. The acting is mostly flawless and utterly beleivable. No mugging and overacting at all.
The extras are a little repetetive though there is a pretty good joke involving undeleted scenes.
Morris is the one true original working in British "comedy" and he now deserves his own adjective.
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