Directed by Eddie Alcazar
Produced and scored by Flying Lotus and executive-produced by Steven Soderbergh, PERFECT introduces Garrett Wareing as an emotionally-troubled young man. His mother sends him to a clinic, where modernist serenity whispers soothing promises of perfection. By planting plugand-play characteristics directly into his own body, he is relieved of his dark, twisted visions, but his body pays the price for purity of mind.
A young man with a violent past enters a mysterious clinic where the patients wildly transform their bodies and minds using genetic engineering.
Cast: Garrett Wareing, Abbie Cornish, Courtney Eaton, Tao Okamoto
SO much to love about this movie! And not just because of the sweet aesthetics of mature late 70s and 80s sophiostication colliding. Also shout out to the BEAUTIFUL use of 2D animation. It's a great call back to the effects of those times in the movies!! The over all tone was ever present throughout the story, feeling a strange disturbance just below the surface. The world leaves me wanting more for sure, trying to pick apart everything symbolically. Like the peach, and what that represented on his chosen path. And what sort of path did those other buttons contain? Mysteries we'll probably never know. The whole theme of perfection was an interesting take. How the outside can be perfect and inside not so much, as well as vise versa. I think the ambiguity really contributes to the mysteriousness of the story, but I wish things had been a little more clear. Just a little. I felt as if I misunderstood the father's reasoning to correct his responsibility when he wasn't even in the picture for years. And perhaps a glimpse as to what the treatment looked like after a success for a point of reference would be good too. The mother didn't seem to have any remaining scars like her son had all over his person. I also felt like there was an under handed reasoning to the creation of the clinic in the first place, but couldn't figure out what it was! Still, a really engrossing movie. It should probably just get 3.5 stars but I'm so biast for that sweet sweet 80s
Beautiful visuals and the soundtrack was exquisite! I don't know why so many people had a problem following the plot. The black and white-often referred to here as gross out scenes, the one with the baby being the most upsetting-were his own horrific fantasies, and as they're purged from his mind, they manifest physically. So while his mind and soul become perfect, his physical self takes on the horror of his dreams. It's the modern retelling of Portrait of Dorian Grey, but in reverse. I thought it was brilliant!
Killer trips. Reminded me of the out of body effect and actualization from Enter the Void. Highly recommended for those into Lynch and Cronenberg.
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