Directed by Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy
WOODSHOCK is a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own. Kirsten Dunst stars as Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug. Immersive, spellbinding, and sublime, WOODSHOCK transcends genre to become a singularly thrilling cinematic experience that marks the arrival of the Mulleavy siblings as a major new voice in film.
A haunted young woman spirals in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Joe Cole, Pilou Asbæk
Pace is really slow, it felt like an impressionistic, psychedelic art film that used experimental film techniques heavily. It feels like the kind of film that drips experimentation so it's not for everyone. I enjoyed it but the slowness did push me away from it a bit. *Spoiler*Ifeellikeotherthanthethemesofenviromentaldestructionandguiltdisfunctionalmarriageetc,the film's message was also pro-legal medical access to euthanasia. Similar to arguments about harm-reduction and access to safe abortions, this seemed to be argueing about the risks with an underground local source of euthanasia.*SPoiler* TLDR: Like Terrance Malick but a more stonerey and with a narrative voice that is dissimilar to Malick's overwhelming nostalgic voice overey crap. 3.5/5
one of the most boring movies I have tried to sit through. no thanks.
More like Kirsten Drugz
I thought this would be awesome like when Kirsten Dunst was in Melancholia....I was left disappointed. I don't dig psychedelic tripping, boring. Kirsten Dunst is a really good actress though.
I thought for the first half hour that this film would be about loss and grief, and I suppose it is at first, but then it descends into a very self-indulgent foray into the main character's self-pity. She can't seem to get a grip on life and ends up living a fantasy while high so she doesn't have to deal with being a productive adult. I felt no pity for her at all.