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Harmony Korine’s Mister Lonely
Thursday, May 29, 2008, 07:39 k
Filed under: Art Scene, On TT's Radar | Tags: , , , ,

Harmony Korine‘s latest film, Mr. Lonely, tackles the idea of idol worship, whether it be celebrity or religious. It’s about how you can get so wrapped up in the idea of something and give yourself over to it no matter how absurd it is.

The film moves back and forth between a Michael Jackson impersonator (Y Tu Mama Tambein‘s Diego Luna) living on a commune with other impersonators and a humanitarian priest who is dropping food out of airplanes with the help of some nuns.


Mr. Lonely is filled with many visuals that will stick with you long after it ends, from nuns falling out of airplanes and doing bicycle tricks that belong on the X Games to haunting solo shots of suicide and painted eggs. This film is unlikely to go into wide release, but if you live in LA or NYC definitely search it out (you can watch it at home if you have IFC On Demand–ed.)

Also of note: this films tackles a rare feat as it renders Diego Luna unattractive (who knew that was possible?)

Watch the trailer below:

–Mikey

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