Monday, September 16, 2013

Rubber (2010)

Number Rolled: 77
Movie Name/Year: Rubber (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 82 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Quentin Dupieux
Writer: Quentin Dupieux
Actors: Goodyear, Stephen Spinella, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser, Roxane Mesquida, Ethan Cohn, Charley Koontz, Daniel Quinn, Devin Brochu, Hayley Holmes, Haley Ramm, Cecelia Antoinette, David Bowe, Remy Thorne, Tara Jean O’Brien, Thomas F. Duffy, Pete Dicecco, James Parks, Courtenay Taylor, Blake Robbins, Michael Ross, Gaspard Auge, Pedro Winter, Eloy Lara, Gayle Kate

There’s very little I can say regarding what the movie is about. I can say that it was about a psychotic tire that becomes a murderer. No, that’s not a typo and, yes, you read that right. If I were to reveal anything else about the plot – even just the beginning – it would spoil a great deal of the storyline. Since much of the comedy is based on shock value, I’m just going to leave it at this.

I have to say, the start of the movie was one of the best I’ve ever seen. By five minutes in, I was already hooked. There’s some basic philosophy involved, but in the end it’s really just strange and unique and weird as all hell.

The plot of a killer tire, I thought, was going to get old pretty quickly. I mean, how many ways are there for a tire to kill somebody? By the end of the movie, however, that main character almost becomes secondary to the big picture. That being said, I’m glad I got to watch it with a group of friends. Although the movie itself was interesting, I think it was made even better by the MST3K-style commentary offered by me and my friends.

I know this might not sound like a fantastic movie by plot alone, but if you can gather a small group of friends willing to give it a chance, you should.

Overall Opinion – 4/5

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