| Being John Malkovitch (1999) |
Widely acclaimed as "strikingly original plot" (I will give it that), this movie made my skin crawl because of the way it treated men.
The first thing about this movie that bothered me is that it is COMPLETELY
AMORAL. There is no conception of right or wrong, good or evil. Every
character is grossly selfish... male and female. Except for one of the biggest victim of all - John Malkovitch himself. Everyone screws with his life, and he never did a thing to deserve it.
The female characters are horribly wretched, cruel and selfish... but they end
the movie in a beautiful lesbian relationship with each other. While the main
male character is in a horrible, purgatorial state for eternity, though you can
hardly argue that he was any worse morally than those two witches.
(Okay, the back story of the movie is so strange I would need to go into greater detail, but it's treatment of men was hideous)
Rated: R in the USA, 14A in Canada, 15 in the UK.
Duration: 1 hour 52 minutes Similar Movies: None