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Plot: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination. Runtime: 120 mins Release Date: 09 Sep 2005
The Age Of Unreason, Or...Why Terry Gilliam Can't Catch A Break (by bad_eats)
Poor Terry Gilliam. The visionary director just can't catch a break. Blessed with one of the most fertile imaginations in modern cinema, equally renowned as an animator, filmmaker, and iconoclast, he has made a handful of highly original, single-minded films, most of which are now considered classics although it tends to take a few years before critical revisionism regards his work as such; I bet few recall The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen was first considered a costly bomb on par with Heaven's Gate . But of late he has had to suffer a critical beating for his mainstream-designed <more>
The Brothers Grimm, not to mention the well-documented collapse of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote why does the word schadenfreude come to mind? , and more often than not he is regarded as somewhat of a brilliant madman with integrity to burn, willing to battle Hollywood at any cost to keep his visions intact.Now comes his adaptation of Mitch Cullin's Tideland, a category defying film that is at turns poetic, disgusting, absurd, and darkly funny think the languid pacing of Spirit of the Beehive, the fever dream of Alice in Wonderland, the wry insanity Psycho, and a large dose of Terence Malik gone insane . In many ways, this is the purest Gilliam film since Brazil a film that also borrowed liberally from other sources while maintaining its own originality , and hearkens back to the days when auteurs were not only allowed to follow their wildest muse but were expected to do so. And that, too, presents what will no doubt be Tideland's greatest failing, as well as its highest achievement. Cinema has become so cynical in the last twenty years - so narrow in scope and so entertainment driven - that anything which requires viewers to experience a motion picture on its own terms is usually greeted with scorn. These would be very tough times, indeed, for the likes of a young Fellini, Kubrick, and Lynch. That's not to say Tideland is a perfectly misunderstood creation, although it should be pointed out that those who are screaming foul about this film being pointless, self indulgent, and too weird are likely the very same people who ridiculed Grimm for being unoriginal, mainstream, and plain. Yes, there were walkouts at its screenings, gasps of shock, even angry grumbling. There were also laughs, applause, and continued debates concerning what the film was really about how often does that occur these days after a screening? .In the end, Tideland will likely please a select group who prefer to experience cinema rather than opposing it with their own expectations there were those who were still talking about it two days following its premiere, even when they hated it . But for those who are anxiously wanting Time Bandits 2 or desire some degree of Pythonesque humor, Tideland will disturb, bore, and profoundly bother to the point of contempt. Nevertheless, it is a very unique and, at times, incredible film, infused with at least two amazing performances, beautiful photography, and one of the most enigmatic endings I've seen in ages.Hate it or love it, few will be able to deny the lingering, ineffable vibrations left by this film, or that it stands as further proof that its director has stayed true to himself. Of course, prepare for the yin/yang laments to come in spades: Grimm would have been a better film had Gilliam been left to his own devices; Tideland would have been a better film had Gilliam not been left to his own devices. Poor Terry Gilliam; apparently he can do no right even when he does.
This isn't a movie, it's an experience (by commais)
This movie wasn't made to entertain with sex, drugs violence and explosions, it was made to let you experience the world and all these aspects from another perspective, A child's perspective, the trick is not to analyze anything in this film but to let it flow and become part of it, The acting is perfect, and it, the cinematography, music and locations manage to take you to a place you could never imagine, not because it is outrages or extreme in anyway. It's simply a step sideways. Trying to find a meaning to the events in the film is pointless, as the meaning is right there in <more>
front of you.. the reason you will want to rationalise an event or action is only because you're not happy with the reason you're given as it doesn't fit into your vision of how the world should work.This is a truly beautiful film... if you don't like it the first time watch it again, if you still don't like it you might as well go and watch "snakes on a plane"
One of Giliam's Finest Masterpieces (by stephen-lynch-1)
Completely forget any review you read by Richard Roeper, because it's true crap. Tideland was a brilliant view of a child, living in her very own fantasy world. She maintains her loneliness by holding conversations with her 4 doll-head friends, as well as squirrels and her new friend, a sexually confused brother of a crazed witch lady. The movie is full of brilliant humor as well as the realism of drug-crazed parents, mixed with the fantasy world of a little girl's imagination. This movie was so much more than I had hoped for. Way to go Terry, this is purely one of your finest. Right <more>
up there on the level of Fear and Loathing. Any critic that gives this film a bad review should seriously question their competency as a film critic ahem Roger and Ebert ...
This is a movie that does not rely on SFX to impress the audience. The storytelling is amazing. Without noticing, I was pulled into the fantasy world that this movie is. Nothing is judged, no good or evil. No clichés, no heroes. Just the story. Not entirely unlike 'Brazil'. But this movie relies less on a 'weird' future world. Sure, the atmosphere is weird. But not the surroundings. Little events, happening all the time, make up the world. It is unclear whether they are happening inside the characters head, or they are real events. Perhaps a bit too much for most American <more>
style 'junk food film' viewers, but I hope some of the 'Hollywood Junk' producers take notice, and learn.Too bad this movie didn't show in more theaters. A real 'must see' for those who loved 'Alice in Wonderland'
Without a doubt, this is Gilliam's strongest vision since Brazil. It's also a movie that has to be seen on the big screen so don't miss it, if it comes near you.People may find it too long, too obscene.. there are moments that are definitely hard to swallow but hey, that's our problem, not Gilliam's. Then there are moments of pure joy.And the ending will leave you shaken to the core. It's surreal and true at the same time and it encapsulates the whole experience. Didn't read the book this was based on but from what I've heard, Gilliam is pretty much spot on.I <more>
really need to see Tideland again soon. I really need this little vacation.
Amazing movie. Queer, funny, shocking, extremely beautiful. Gilliam at his best again. After overproduced and hollow Grimm Bros this one is a gem. It seems, most of the gems comes from outside of US nowadays. Dark meditation on Alice in Wonderland - that's how the Tideland looks at first. You may need to wait till the very end of the film in order to understand what it's really about. The final scene is amazing. Little Jodelle Ferland Jeliza-Rose is superb - I can't imagine how you can make a child to LIVE the role like that, not to PLAY it! 9 stars out of 10 - if 10 stars goes <more>
to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and 5 goes to Grimm Bros.
I was very intrigued by the range of opinions about this film, and I'm kind of agnostic about Gilliam at the best of times so could have gone either way. In the event, it seems to me like a very personal, smallscale and risky film - the kind of thing major directors don't do often enough.Gilliam introduced the screening I attended by saying that plenty of the invited audience would hate the film. He also said that its subject is the resilience of children, in a world where we're encouraged to treat them as helpless victims most of the time.I was pretty much enthralled from the <more>
opening scene. Jeff Bridges plays a character who's like the dark side of the Dude. A semicoherent junkie who's trained his daughter to cook up his heroin shots for him, he'd be the world's worst parent figure if it wasn't for the mother, a grotesque Courtney caricature who seems to me to be the only person in the film Gilliam's unable to summon up any liking for.Events lead us into the wheatfields of the midwest and the story takes off into completely unforeseeable territory. There are countless reference points touched on over the next hour or so, in a very playful way - everything from Dorothy's farmhouse and her encounters with witches and brainless tin men, to the dinner table scene in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, to Psycho, to Jan Svankmeyer and The Bride of Frankenstein, and in what's either a major theft or a loving homage, one of the plot points of The Butcher Boy becomes a central event here.The storyline takes detours into whimsy and the massively grotesque - there are two scenes here that will stay with me for weeks, one featuring a sex act in a taxidermist's workshop, the other best left undescribed - but there seems to me to be a central interest in the way that kids keep themselves sane through the most extreme circumstances, through imagination and play, and through projecting their fears onto made-up characters, that really shows an understanding of the way children's minds work.The main character, the kid, is tremendously convincing, funny and - in the end - heartbreaking. I think this film might just stand with classics like Voice of the Beehive and Bernard Rose's totally underrated Paperhouse as one of the great films about solitary children and their imaginations, and their ability to rise above their fears.
There's no way for me to talk about this film without making it personal. I can recall the age of eight, wandering around the square desert of my parents' backyard, action figures in hand, thinking up stories, doing voices. Tideland plays to that sort of nostalgia, but it balances it with a darkness visible on the horizon that cancels out whatever baser desires such nostalgia plays to. I imagine when I see the film's landscape and the house how wonderful the setting would have been to that sort of play, how much such play could benefit from that setting, and how lost one could <more>
get in it all. Permanently lost. The fields transforming into a sea is a great metaphor for that.Tideland is a tragedy. We, the audience, know or suspect that Jeliza-Rose isn't going to turn out well after this movie's over, that her imagination may be keeping her alive and marginally sane, but it's out of desperation and it's clear that she understands much more of what's going on than is explicitly stated - observe her knowing looks, as in the scene where Dickens leaves her alone , that the little girl is going through so much for relatively little. In a way this film is about what many viewers incorrectly believe Gilliam's Brazil to be about: the triumph of the imagination. But, if anything, in Brazil Sam Lowry's imagination is what causes the trouble to begin with, and in the end is his last resort. In Tideland, imagination is defeated. In the end it's like one of those horror films where the heroine survives all, only to be shown walking away with the monster/killer still behind her/in her house/in the backseat of the car/etc. But there's an emotional resonance here that can't be found in, say, Halloween or A Nightmare on Elm Street because Jeliza-Rose has no literal fate, has no death but life. She returns to the real world. And I suppose that's the tragedy.This is Gilliam's most complete film since Brazil; it has an emotional quality, an imaginative quality, and a GENUINE quality that no other Gilliam film has, and which few other films, period, have these days cinema as it is now being so choked with irony . With Brazil we may be tempted to cry at the end if we are quick to tears, but with Tideland we may be tempted to develop tears anywhere. It reminds me of Forbidden Games, of Spirit of the Beehive, of Truffaut's Small Change, of Renoir's The River, of The Wizard of Oz, of Curse of the Cat People, and in some ways of Ford's How Green Was My Valley. It has pedigree.Ferland's performance is nothing short of supernatural. She carries the film when it wanders or when it becomes flat out strange. She is that human voice in the wilderness.Not that there aren't some problems. The accents are fairly ridiculous all of the time and all the supporting characters are Gothic caricatures with performances to match, but then this is a child's world and a child's field of vision, and so I can accept these. The point is that reality doesn't much enter into it. There isn't much plot to speak of and this turns up in a few draggy sections. But this film has an absorbing quality too, and I find that if I turn it on I am compelled to watch all of it.I keep thinking of Pan's Labyrinth, which was so critically lauded while Tideland was so despised. PL's an okay movie, but it's a cynical adult tale of childhood, detached in its understanding and sort of heartless and cruel. The problem is that there is such an obvious disconnect between reality and the imaginary world. They exist separately. Of course, the Spanish Civil War setting is really no more real that Ofelia's own world, no less cartoonish than the world of Tideland. But it tries so hard to be harsh and gritty. It is just so difficult for me to *buy* Pan's Labyrinth, to take it seriously OR to NOT take it seriously. Tideland is a story about a real person living in a believable or at least buyable world. And I suspect that this is why Pan's Labyrinth is so critically lauded while Tideland is so critically despised - because it is unwilling to offend. Also, where PL is unfathomably ugly, Tideland is quite beautiful.Overall, this may the only film of last year I can honestly say I liked, that made me feel anything for it. So it's good.
As director Terry Gilliam states in a disclaimer prior to the film on the newly released DVD, some people will hate Tideland and be utterly offended by it. Others will love it. And many people, will not be able to form any opinion at all. This is absolutely true although I don't feel any artist, especially one as well-established as Terry Gilliam, should have to give disclaimers on their work.Tideland is not meant to be taken literally or as realism. Those that do, will be disappointed, offended, disgusted, or annoyed at the ways in which the film goes beyond the borders of realism. Not <more>
only in the fantasy or "imagination" sequences which are obviously meant to be surreal but also in the sequences which take place in everyday life.To many viewers the strange characters that inhabit the world of Tideland- the crazed, taxidermist witch; the mentally challenged, sexually isolated 20-something man; the vile and drug-addicted mother - they seem exaggerated, caricatures, undeveloped.But this is not a film about adults in a mature world dealing with adult problems. This is a story through the eyes of a child, Jeliza-Rose, a child with a huge imagination. How does a child see things? In generalized, simplified, exaggerated ways. The only way they're capable of seeing them.This in mind, Gilliam's goal was not to teach about the harmfulness of drugs on the lives of children, or the problems of society - his goal was to create a truly Grimm fairy tale - one for the modern age, with wild adventures, twisted villains, and strange unlikely heroes. All to show the power of imagination and the strength it gives the child who yields it to cope with the nightmares that surround them. That is the theme.Our minds have been so trained by realistic TV dramas; gritty, raw, films and even cartoons that no longer depict wizards and crime fighting cats, but pre-teen girls dealing with everyday drama; we no longer recognize a fairy tale or fable when we see one. Even one with necrophilia, human taxidermy, and heroin addiction.Gilliam has created a truly unique piece of art. The acting, especially by Jodelle Ferland as our heroine and Brenden Fletcher as Dickens, is spot-on. The cinematography is innovative and stunning. And the writing is what you would expect from a film veteran like Gilliam.To anyone who was offended by the content of this film f*ed-up situations involving a child , I can only say I'm surprised. In this age of assembly line horror films with garbage scripts and terrible acting that receive million plus budgets to show, in full detail, new ways of brutally and apathetically dismembering a human body - it's a wonder people are offended by anything! Especially a sweet, poetic film like Tideland.Yeah, that's right. Sweet and poetic.