Warning. Donít watch this
movie if youíre a homophobe. Youíll be offended and disgusted, and probably
feel the urge to go out and beat the crap out of anyone wearing leather
trousers or an earring afterwards.
Those of us who are
comfortable enough with our sexualities to not feel threatened by a bit of
same-sex love, however, might be well advised to investigate this rather
quirky Canadian film. Itís apparently based on a play by the name of
ďUnidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of LoveĒ, and it shows its
roots in itís dialogue. The conversations have a similar rhythm to the
dialogue in a stage play, which is in no way a bad thing, just a little
Basically, itís a film
about a variety of upstarts and misfits searching for love. Being humans, they
make the same mistakes that we all do, going down the wrong roads here and
there, sometimes hurting others, and sometimes being hurt themselves. Itís
really candid and quite enjoyable, and the dialogue is witty enough to make
what is essentially a slightly-askew romantic comedy a bit more fun.
The twist is, that all of
this love and debauchery is going on at the same time as a spate of serial
killings of women. So as well as wondering whoís going to end up with who, the
audience is also left wondering ďwhich one of these weirdos is the killer?Ē
Itís not a bad idea but it does come across as slightly cheesy.
Love and Human Remains is
not a fantastic movie, but you could do a lot worse. Try it if you want
something a little left of center.
Sorry, but the video
quality is pretty appalling. Itís grainy and dirty, and also in fullscreen,
although that may have been how the movie was shot in the first place. Either
way, itís not a pretty looking film.
The audio is pretty
average as well. Not distractingly bad, but it certainly could be better. A
bit of a shame really.
The only extras, aside
from a trailer, are an interview with the director (which is ok) and a
director filmography (which is in such an incredibly tiny font that I couldnít
even read it when I stuck my face right up to the TV screen). Oh well.