Review: Swiss Army Man
by Michael Kaczmarczyk
Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Corpse, Death, Life, Love, and the pursuit of happiness…
Or maybe Swiss Army Man is a more appropriate title.
The film follows the journey of a man who is deserted on an island and a corpse who washes up on the beach.
The movie is, in all honesty, nearly perfect. The narrative is incredibly original, and though many may find that it borders on ridiculous, it would be hard to protest how genuine the story is. Aesthetically, Swiss Army Man is absolutely stunning, the compositions that Daniels created for this film are both stunning and prolific. These shots are matched with an incredible score, lead by the renowned alt group Manchester Orchestra.
In a film where the insane is made sane and man’s search purpose is made prevalent, there are many confusing feelings that are invoked by both the visuals and the narrative. Swiss Army Man isn’t only a film worth seeing, but a film about the importance of letting go of perceived inhibitions.
Despite what you think you know this movie is about and despite what you may have heard from other people, walk into the theatre in the same manner you walk into every movie you see; with an open mind and an open heart.