Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Adam Ressurected

And again, Netflix does not have Adam at 6 A.M., so I'm at

Adam Ressurected-2008, starring Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe

He says- Take a dash of Kirk Douglas in The Juggler, sprinkle in what you've heard about Jerry Lewis' The Day the Clown Cried, then imagine what Schrader at his most left-field-ish could bring to a Holocuse story.  Flashback film from Yoram Kaniuk's eponymous 1968 novel finds a once-popular prewar Berlin clown (Goldblum) in a postwar Israeli mental facility recalling concentration camp life- where he was forced to walk around on all fours like a dog by a commandant (Dafoe) who remembered him from his performing days.  This merely scratches the weird surfaces of a brave, barely released movie (with a Goldblum performance tough to fault) that's at once flamboyant yet too chilly to engage many viewers.  2 stars.

I say- This is a freakin' weird movie.    Jeff Goldblum is amazing in this movie, however, this movie just didn't really capture a lot of my attention.  1 star.

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