In my post about Oscar movies I disliked that are now on DVD, I neglected to mention one other Oscar-nominated mess!

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, 2 nominations

The charm of the film’s weirdness wears off long before the end. I wonder if Terry Gilliam was too entranced with flash, style, and dreaming up some stunning visuals than story. A friend commented that it seemed like it was made merely for the costume and art direction… which is exactly what it got nominated for! And by the end, when you have long stopped caring about the characters or story, that’s about all you have to look at. Probably only worthwhile for Heath Ledger completists.

So now you know to skip this one, too! CRISIS AVERTED!

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