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It is after all a John Waters film, and a film set in his hometown of Baltimore. Which means the jokes will be hit-and-miss, with many best appreciated by film industry insiders and Maryland area residents. But the obvious fun the cast has playing their out-there characters is infectious. Melanie Griffith (Tippi Hedren's daughter) has a ball tweaking her diva image as she plays an aging star gradually won over to the cause of her kidnappers (insert Patti Hearst here who actually has a small part in the picture). Alicia Witt gives her best ever performance as the delectable porn star turned revolutionary. The best scene is when she and her fellow film revolutionaries hide out at a porn theater showing "Rear Entry", an anal epic co-starring Witt and a randy gerbil.
Stephen Dorff, before he went insane and got involved with Pamela (slug) Anderson, does a good job as the title character. But watch closely for an absolutely glowing performance by Gyllenhaal. She is something special with lines like: "I haven't had this much fun since my last livestock mutilation!"
Worth watching if you have a sense of humor, even better if you are demented.
Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.
"Demented" is by turns outrageous, violent and hilarious, and-- some would say, subjectively speaking-- that Waters pushes the envelope of good taste to the limit. But then again, he usually does, and it usually works. Anyone who knows John Waters' movies knows what to expect (indeed, anticipate), but those who come to his work unawares may be in for a jaw-dropping eye opener.Read more ›
Long live guerilla film making!
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I am a John Waters fan, but this is the most boring movie he ever made. Stupid story line and I didn't like anyone in the cast.Published 10 months ago by Bruce K. Paulson
If you're not a John Water's fan, don't watch it. Not his best, but camp and entertaining.
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I get what they were going for here... but it was simply painful. I think the acoustics were worst of all.Published 11 months ago by leslie brown
Horrible movie. Just not good. No problem with seller just a bad movie.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
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