I downloaded this towards the end of last year when I realised I hadn’t seen a new Charlie Kaufman film in years. Being animated, this is obviously quite different to other films of his, but it works really well. It’s surprisingly less weird than other films of his, though that’s not to say it’s devoid of weirdness. If you’ve ever wanted to see a puppet urinating or having sex (in a far more realistic way than Team America or Avenue Q. In fact it’s almost disturbingly real and relatable) then this is the film for you! You weird pervert you. There’s also a horrifyingly hilarious sequence at the end that I won’t spoil. Overall it manages to be very funny in places, quite disturbing at times, but most importantly really interesting and well executed.
Here are the thoughts I had whilst watching it:
- I wasn’t expecting cute stop-motion to say ‘fuck’ so many times
- It’s quite weird having 1 guy doing lots of the voices, including the women
- The name Bella just makes me think of My Dad Wrote A Porno
- Awww, I like Bella
- Hee, stop-motion dildo
- Oh my, stop-motion penis
- Ooh, what’s that about?
- Sleazy dude
- Sleazy, sleazy
- I like Lisa too
- Oh my
- No condom? That’s just irresponsible. Can puppets get STDs?
- OMG he did buy it
- Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
- Liked that