Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Funny Bones

Funny Bones. Some people have them, some people don't. An engaging film in so many ways. The characters are completely unique. The plot draws you in with twists and turns as well as humanity. Its very visual--from the crazy British seaside carnival towne to the very odd-looking characters who exude physical comedy with a tender heart. You'll laugh and you contemplate. It is bizarre and quite touching. Lee Evans as Parker is brilliant, his expressions and physical comedy are outstanding (he played the creepy "Tucker" in There's Something About Mary) but my favorite character is Bruno Parker, played by Freddie Davies.

Bruno Parker: There's one side forever dark. Invisible. As it should be. But remember, the dark moon draws the tides also.

The pain we feel is worse than anyone else.
But the sunrise we see is more beautiful than anyone else.

Stanley Sharkey: It's all getting very French. And I don't like it.

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