In this dark slice-of-life flick, we meet a schizophrenic
man and his dysfunctional family. With Ewen Bremner, ChloŽ Sevigny, Werner Herzog, Evan
Neumann, Joyce Korine, Chrissy Kobylak, Alvin Law, Gary Berman, Brian Fisk, Hy Richards,
Victor Varnado and Barry Benjamin Wernick. [1:34]
SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man humps a wall (we see his bare backside) and a nun
masturbates (we see her in a few different positions with her skirt up to her waist and
her underwear visible). We see a pregnant girl in a hospital gown undergoing a pelvic exam
(only her bare legs are visible). In several scenes we see a man in his boxers; in another
scene, a man wears a bra and underpants as a wrestling costume. A man in his underwear and
talking on the phone puts his hand down the front of his underpants a few times (some
public hair is visible).
VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A boy is choked to death by a man (we see this happening
from the boy's perspective), then the man buries the boy in mud (some mucus and spit
are hanging out of the man's nose and mouth during this scene). A pregnant woman
falls on her belly while ice-skating (she and another person scream and wail loudly) and
is rushed to a hospital; later, we see a lifeless baby wrapped in a cloth (part of its
red, possibly bloody head is visible). A man punches and slaps himself in the head a few
times; also, men wrestle each other playfully, then one punches and shoves the other. A
man wraps a cord around his neck and then tightens and loosens it a few times. A man
sprays cold water on a boy wearing only shorts (the boy is visibly shivering). A man
threatens an imaginary person with a gun. A man verbally abuses and belittles his children
often. A close-up still frame of what looks like a small, bloody cut on a girl's
chest. A scene showing a magician eating and puffing on many lit cigarettes is gross.
PROFANITY 7 - About 25 F-words, a few anatomical slang terms, a few
scatological references, a few mild obscenities, an insult and lots of name-calling. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Schizophrenia, dysfunctional families, humiliation and
belittlement, incest, murder, death, pregnancy.
MESSAGE - Life is difficult and unfair.