Ok, maybe not the best movie ever, but Mister Lonely is possibly the best movie ever, if I were to watch it again on massive amounts of mind-altering drugs. As it stands right now, I have no idea what the movie is about, or what the hell I just watched. I just know it was awesome. For starters, I knew the movie would be odd as soon as I saw that it was written by Harmony Korine, the same dude who wrote a couple of weird and disturbing films that I liked called Kids, and the even stranger Gummo. So that is basically why I chose to add the movie to myÂ queue.
Before you rent this movie for yourself, let me say it again, it’s weird. As I said earlier, I have no idea what the hell I just watched, except that in one scene I remember an old dude gently tapping a hammer on his head. The movie is supposedly about a commune in ParisÂ full of celebrity impersonators that include a foul-mouthed Abraham Lincoln, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe (who is married to Charlie Chaplin, and their daughter is Shirley Temple). Oh and there is also a Buckwheat impersonator kidÂ who rides a pony and has a strange obsession with chicken. There is also a Pope impersonator living at the commune, he says in one scene that “These lambs are not from outer space.” I’ll let you interpret that however you want.
Oh and there are also flying nuns. Literally, flying nuns. They also play imaginary volleyball in one scene. The nuns, that is. Also, legendary film genius Werner Herzog is in the movie as a priest. As always, he is brilliant. I will generally watch anything associated with Werner Herzog.
The New York Times A.O. Scott said “Nearly every frame is an image of arresting beauty.”
Filmmaker Magazine’s Michael Tully said “Dazzling…A remarkable achievement.”