Movie Review: Careful

What an odd, incestuous movie! It plays like a silent film, only with color and sound. The actors are made up heavily with rouge, the sets are so obviously fake, and Freudian fun is kicked around. It's an interesting plot with an interesting set that is (intentionally) reminiscent of black and white and silent movies. A young man goes mad after he starts lusting after his mother, and his fiance has the hots for her old-geezer father. I know, isn't this titillating?

But it's not meant to be taken too seriously, at least not that I know of. It's hard to place the film in one genre. Comedy? Parody? Melodrama? All three?

It's hard to rate or review a movie like this because it is so strange, unique, and not the sort of movie that everyone will like or want to like.

I mean some folks might not want to see characters who lust after their parents. I have no idea who these people are, but they're out there. *Sigh* Even I'm not sure how much I liked or didn't like it.

This is one that I'll have to watch again, just to take it in more. This is the first Guy Maddin movie I've seen. Not sure how I feel about watching any others...

My grade: B

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