This is one of those movies where you’ll feel like crying and laughing at the same time. Swiss Army Man is a masterpiece in it’s own creative way. It’s an indie film that combines reality and magical realism in the perfect sense, that in every line said by the actors, you simply can’t feel anything but astonishment on how real yet sad the modern world is.
The synopsis of the movie follows Hank (Paul Dano) who is stranded on a deserted island, lonely, bored and without hope. As he prepares to end it all once and for all, he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) laying by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead and quite flatulent. Using the gassy body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for an adventure that will change his life.
Featuring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano as the leads, the movie was out in 2016 with a 7/10 rating on IMDb. The movie mainly focuses on a psychological journey, set in a fantasy backdrop, of our main lead learning how to make amends with his personal issues and be comfortable with who he is and love himself first and foremost.
Watching the trailer for this movie might give you the impression that it’s just another cheap comedy, but it actually depicts drama in the best black comedy performance you’ll ever watch. Bringing up topics of everyday life, and showcasing how random and natural things are generally frowned upon now.
Watch this and get a glimpse of brilliance:
You’ll probably keep this movie around for a while, as you’ll be watching it countless of times in a course of a week and begging your friends to watch it so you’d always be discussing it. Put in short, this film is a spectacular example of what illustrates the power of love, life, and loneliness in the most magical way possible. And it should definitely be on your ‘need-to-watch’ movie list pronto.
While some argue that it’s all about how you view the movie, from a reality or fantasy perspective, it still doesn’t take away from the magic that this movie delivers in every frame.
Also, the movie has a lot of farts. Cheers!