Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man

DVD - 2016
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Hank is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
Publisher: [United States] : D Films, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: SWISS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
NTSC, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda

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Vilka Apr 17, 2017

Surreal, oddly funny, and strangely deep film whose creators describe it as a 'fart drama' (possibly the world's first!). A young man stranded on a desert island is on the verge of suicide when a dead body washes up on shore. Unexpectedly, the corpse might just be his ticket home, and eventually ... Read More »


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Jane_Sm
Oct 09, 2017

My husband hated it; I loved it. Quirky black comedy about a man stranded so long he becomes suicidal, who then tries to convince a nearly-dead man that there are reasons for living. Unfortunately the writers are more imaginative than intelligent, but the movie is fun and charming if you can ignore the gaps in rationale.

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ssmerlin
Sep 23, 2017

Awful! total rubbish. I couldn't get past the first 30 mins.

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ausnos
Sep 07, 2017

So many things feel wrong about this movie to me. I like the odd strange movie now and then but I found this movie unappealing. A farting corpse was the ONLY thing that made me crack a slight smile. The rest of it, however, was pointless. In other words, this is the type of movie that you will either love (and enjoy the supposed "humour"), or hate it and wish the producers were dead like the corpse in the film.

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 03, 2017

Swiss Army Man is one of the more original movies from 2016, and it was one I ended up watching out of a morbid curiosity. Daniel Radcliffe plays a farting corpse that can do almost anything--what else is there to it?

Well, a lot. There's plenty of vulnerable moments between Hank (Paul Dano) and Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) as they contemplate finding meaning in life, love, and why we are ashamed of what we do/are. The soundtrack and the editing are the best things in this movie, bar none. The bus recreation scene is very creative and touching.

And of course there's plenty of farting.

It's a peculiar film that doesn't fit in conventional genres, and you need to keep an open mind when watching, but it's a cinematic journey that won't soon be forgotten.

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MassiveMustache
Jul 07, 2017

I loved this movie, but not so much the ending. (SPOILER?) I didn't like the switch from fantasy to reality, but then kind of back to half-hearted fantasy. It seemed like the writers didn't know how to end it. I thought they were spot on with everything else.

I also thought this was a deep and intelligent movie, while also being humorous and entertaining. The creativity of the creators via the protagonist was amazing!

This movie is not for the uptight or judgemental though. If you don't want to hear two guys discuss farts and masturbation, cultural norms and shame; don't watch this.

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KennyBania
Jul 03, 2017

What an absolutely dumb and pointless movie. There's nothing between the lines, no underlying depth, nada.
Rewatch Tom Hanks on an island again if you must.

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rayi
Jun 06, 2017

A novel idea with two excellent actors, but the final product is bizarre and confounding. There are many other films to better spend 97 minutes on.

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Timmers75
Jun 06, 2017

Novel concept, morbidly amusing.

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sabura
Jun 04, 2017

A movie composed almost entirely of exposition. While the acting was excellent, the plot was unbelievable, even as a fairy tale.

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LPL_Sarah
May 10, 2017

One of weirdest movies I've watched in a long time. I'm not sure I'd recommend to everyone I know, but I certainly enjoyed it.

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 03, 2017

the_bookwyrm thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

LibrarianShelbi Oct 28, 2016

LibrarianShelbi thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 03, 2017

Sexual Content: Very frank talk about self-pleasure, and a plot point involves male arousal

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LibrarianShelbi Oct 28, 2016

“If you don’t know Jurassic Park, you don’t know shit.” - Hank

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