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You think you've seen crazy lately? (Cloud Atlas, say?) Well, if you haven't seen HOLY MOTORS you simply haven't lived. In a year that has given us such fine fantastic films as Moonrise Kingdom, Robot and Frank, Safety Not Guaranteed and, with reservations, Cloud Atlas and Prometheus, we now get this utterly demented French film. To describe it is difficult: essentially it concerns a rich man (Denis Lavant) who is driven in a stretch limo around Paris, donning various disguises and interacting with a variety of people. (His chauffeur is played by Edith Scob, who played the scarred daughter in Franju's classic Eyes Without a Face, and Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue are around for the ride as well..)
Let's just say things get out of hand.
It's like David Lynch on Laudinum crossed with Fellini and a good deal of Buñuel thrown in for good measure. It could have stood losing fifteen minutes, but nevertheless this is an instant classic. Various of the usual suspects- Dean, Josh, Matt,oink, Scooper- ought to catch this one while it's in your local theater, 'cause it's too looney to hang around for long.