I've been a psych nurse for many years. If you want to delve into a movie about living in a deeply disturbed schizophrenic mind (that's disguised as a comedy), this is it.
I've been a fan of Reynolds for a while, and after seeing (and loving) his Deadpool adaptation, I was browsing films and this one showed up.
The tagline about a mentally disturbed person talking to a cat caught my attention, and I fully expected the "Van Wilder" treatment to this flick.
I was pleasantly shocked. This is a serious film about a serious subject matter, presented in a way that is palatable to the masses.
The way his view of the world is portrayed against reality is brilliantly done. The range that Reynolds displays entices a mix of sympathy, horror and comedy in a way that I never expected.
I truly wish that this would be shown to nursing students during their psych rotation, hell, I wish I had seen it years ago.
Yes, it's gory. And, yes, I felt bad about laughing at a few scenes. This film is TRULY what a "dark comedy" should be. I am impressed.
Well done, in script and talent.