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Pathetic Pedophile Tripe
Release Date: June 17, 2005
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: IFC Films
Director: Miranda July
Executive Producer: Holly Becker
Producer: Gina Kwon
Writer: Miranda July
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The movie opens with a very goofy female artist, Christine, videotaping her digital art. Then, it cuts to Richard packing up his house and separating from his wife, Sam, who is African American. While their parents carry on their fight, their two sons, Robbie and Peter, carry on sex dialogue in Internet chat rooms. Robbie looks to be about seven or eight and Peter looks to be 13 or 14.
In anger at his divorce, Richard soaks his right hand in lighter fluid and lights it in front of his boys, not a very pleasant experience. When he goes back to his shoe store, he meets the artist Christine, who pays for her artistic whims by driving elderly people. She becomes enamored of Richard and almost appears to stalk him. She tries to get her digital art into a local museum, but the female museum curator rebuffs her. The curator is revealed as the disgusting woman internet chatting with the two young boys.
Meanwhile, two young girls, Rebecca and Heather, start a dialogue with a middle-aged pudgy man who works at the show store with Richard. He tells them that if they were of age, he would invite them to his house for an orgy. They ask him what would happen, and this creep posts signs in the windows of his house about what he would like to do to them. They decide to take him up on his offer, so they practice oral sex on blindfolded Peter to see which one of them is the better performer. Also in the movie, Peter’s 10-year-old neighbor, Sylvie, is a less aggressive suitor.
This miserable movie goes from one character to another in a haphazard, aimless, abhorrent, deconstructionist fashion. Except for the fact that MOVIEGUIDE® collects data from these films, it would not be worth reviewing. The camerawork is cheesy and cheap, the sound quality is awful and sometimes sounds like it’s overdubbed, and the acting is weak. As for the storyline, who can find it to criticize it.
Contrary to the production notes by the movie’s publicists, there is nothing redemptive about these characters and their situations. Instead of exchanging something of little value for something of great value, the storyline has the characters hooking up in sexual encounters.
The only reason to make this movie seems to be to titillate child molesters. Some of this involves using bodily excretions for sex in the mouth of a seven or eight year old. If this country had any sense, it would arrest filmmakers like this and put them in jail for putting words like this in the mouths of young children. One would be hard pressed to say anything good about this movie, either in terms of quality or acceptability.
However, the filmmakers put one Christian hymn in the middle of their movie. I assume that this was their nod at moral values.
This miserable movie goes from one character to another in a haphazard, aimless, abhorrent, deconstructionist fashion. Except for the fact that MOVIEGUIDE® collects financial and other data from these films, it would not be worth reviewing. The only reason to make this movie seems to be to titillate child molesters. If this country had any sense, it would arrest these filmmakers and put them in jail for putting such disgusting words about sex in the mouths of young children. One would be hard pressed to say anything good about this movie, either in terms of quality or acceptability.