Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Not for everyone, but I'm a Phillip K. Dick fan. His own struggles with drugs and sanity are never more poignant than in this story, and the movie is a pretty faithful adaptation of the novel (or as much so as one can get converting a novel into a movie).

The animation is a little funky, but it does add to the surreal quality of the film, which would probably not have translated well with live action.

The story is a little trippy, very surreal, and if you're not prepared for it, disturbing. The surreality isn't clean; it's murky and confusing, which I think is a deliberate choice on Linklater's part because it echoes the effects of the drug D. You go along for the ride, not really getting to be a passive observer.

If you are prone to acid flashbacks, this will trigger.

If you're a fan of David Lynch, I'd recommend this movie.

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