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Two young kung fu experts are terrorized by an evil warlord whose weapon is known as the Hell's Wind Staff. With the aid of an old rival of the warlord, they train in the Dragon Hands and ...
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Harry W (it) wrote: Being a low-budget Australian horror feature released under the Monster Pictures label, Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla sounded like a thrilling experience.Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla is far from what I was expecting from a Monster Pictures film. For the majority of the feature, it is far from anything synonymous with horror. In fact, most of the film is a dark comedy-drama about a somewhat developmentally disabled man who works as an ice cream salesman. The horror does not actually enter the themes of the film until its ending, so if the viewer is to focus solely on what Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla offers as a horror film then disappointment is perhaps a certainty.The intro to Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla sets up a film that has the potential for great character ambition. The main character Warren Thompson is seen rising out of bed and getting ready for work in his house alone, only to run over his cat Oscar as he attempts to back out of the driveway. With a combination of Glenn Maynard's quick ability to channel real emotion, the beauty of the musical score and director Stuart Simpson's knowledge on how to wring the emotions in viewers, the power of this is undeniable. The scene is followed by a tearful goodbye from Warren to Oscar where we immediately see into the vulnerabilities of the character and the extent of talent in Glenn Maynard's charisma. I had no expectation to get so immediately emotionally enticed by Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, but I was brought to tears very fast by the power of the film which came as a great surprise.Frankly, there is a brilliant level of unprecedented character depth in Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla which proves to be the main staple of the entire film. Warren Thompson is a character very much trapped in the past. Watching on an obsolete television set with recorded videotapes of his the series sitting on standby while obsessing over his love for one of the characters, the world around Warren is simply one which has left him on the road to nowhere. What's saddest is the fact that once his cat Oscar dies, he continues to put out food for him as a means of pretending that Oscar is still alive. This, among many other things, proves to grasp the sympathies of viewers and entice them in the film. Addison Heath's screenplay offers a straightforward story which Stuart Simpson directs with enough passion to bring out the best in his lead actor, and the entire experience is so rich in atmosphere that I completely lost sight of how small the narrative scope is. Looking back on it, I realize that Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla occurred within the context of few settings with enough material to cleverly work its way around the extremely low budget of the production, though this did not stand in the way of the film's technical achievements as the cinematography is very atmospheric while the musical score perfectly captures the mood of the film at all times, whether it be lighthearted, saddening or hard hitting.When Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla reaches its climax and it becomes clear why the feature was released by Monster Pictures. This is the point that more or less turns Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla into a low-budget Australian version of the Martin Scorsese classic Taxi Driver (1976), only with an ice cream man instead of a taxi driver. Warren's obsession with his favourite celebrity is also clearly influenced by Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy (1982). Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla is essentially Stuart Simpson's Australian love letter to Martin Scorsese. However, it also leaves the feature with a rather unsatisfactory conclusion to what everything has spent building up to.There are some elements of Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla which can remind viewers of the production limitations through minor faults, but they are never enough to really damage the experience. One of these is the many subplots in the film and supporting characters which do not receive a sufficient resolution. This can be justified through describing these story elements as simple everyday occurrences which contribute to the progressively disenfranchised nature of the protagonist, but the climax does not sustain what the entire film has been building towards.The final scene in Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla changes the genre of the film. After seeing Warren change out of his formerly friendly self, the film is over within minutes. In an aggressive climax, the film cuts between video diaries of Warren's past and the depiction of his contemporary experiences. The contrast between the two characters plays out against gentle music as the video diary depicts Warren discussing his identity. The problem in this is that between what Warren is doing at one point in time and saying in another, I have no idea what the message in this all is. The character has clearly suffered a mental breakdown, yet the film projects a rather optimistic tone about this all before the feature ends on a cliffhanger of confusion and tonal disruption. The simplicity of everything leading up to the final scene of Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla is contrasted by the convoluted message of the film's ending, so I walked away from the film completely unsure of what to think of its ending.The character Rocko is also very stereotypical with an overreliance on the power of swearing to anchor his character, seemingly oblivious to the fact that his endless use of the words removes the impact from it and the credible reality of the character. There are some laughs to be had in his heavily stereotypical persona, but all in all it can prove rather excessive in his brief bursts of time on screen.It's the performance of Glenn Maynard that really ties everything together. The man is a relatively unknown actor, and after seeing his performance in Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla I cannot help but wonder why because he is a man of many talents. From the instant the film dives straight into the deep end of emotional drama, Glenn Maynard is the man who carries it due to his instinctive skill in the dramatic arts. He instantly brings all his spirit into the part and grasps the vulnerable edge of his character with tenacious magnificence, able to instantly cry out in sadness or anger any time the story calls upon him to do it. Glenn Maynard captures the developmental disabilities of Warren Thompson through the movements in his eyes, his limp and the tone of his voice while he speaks the words with a true passion for what they mean to the character. And when he has to interact with surrounding characters, he can project passionate glee for anyone he is happy to see or progressively channel fear to feed an intense atmosphere. No matter what the material requires, Glenn Maynard fearlessly aims straight for the heart of his character and pushes it straight into the scene, and the entire film is a massive testament to his charismatic ability to hold the screen.Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla's dedication to character brings out the brilliant talents of Glenn Maynard and the tenaciously atmospheric direction of Stuart Simpson which makes it a rich emotional experience, even if its climax is ultimately too brief and confusing to live up to the preceding narrative.
Brendan S (nl) wrote: What were the critics thinking?
Janice G (gb) wrote: It's a bit hard to find the plot but that's only because there seems to be several. By the end I was creeped out. However I wasn't jumping out of my seat or gasping when things went 'bump'. The music really helped set the mood. The acting wasn't bad either. If you have time to spare i suggest watching this movie.
Scott R (fr) wrote: Good to learn about the person, but it was certainly a made for tv melodrama.
Max L (de) wrote: wow...where to begin? "Starring Hayden Christensen as..."I'M OUT!...ok, maybe I'll give it a try."Also featuring a cameo by Kristen Stewart."*drops dead*My least-favorite movie.
Richard N (mx) wrote: Anyone buying or renting this movie expecting a gore fest will be disappointed. In fact anyone expecting a half decent film will be too. The script is almost non-existant, the acting ponderous, wooden & frankly terrible, while the 'special effect' used to represent old home movie footage of young Jeff made me wonder if my tv was faulty. There have been several notably good, or at least competent, films made about real life serial killers, Boston Strangler, 10 Rillington Place, Bundy, Monster to name but a few, unfortunately "Raising JD" isn't in the same league. In short, it stinks. Half a star, which is being generous.
Alex F (mx) wrote: Almost perfect movie about two lonely people and how they live their loneliness. Outstanding.
Cameron E (it) wrote: While the concept is outrageous, Gustafson manages to blend it well in this feel-good coming of age romance.
Wilfredo C (br) wrote: Extremely moving and powerful film.
Ryan D (fr) wrote: This is the most important movie ever made.Tiffani Amber is so hot.
Brad H (ca) wrote: Solid Griersploitation - a notch above Foxy Brown.
Yuri B (ru) wrote: This movie started a cult phenomenon.
Poul F (br) wrote: A very well made unique film for its time.
Patrick W (jp) wrote: Great story with well thought out character development. The opening was a little lacking, evidently the show don't tell principle was not taken into consideration when Dixon is being chewed out for beating suspects. I also felt that ending on that up note was a bit of a cheat. I could understand Dixon surviving and having to fess up, but the implication that he'd get off with a slap on the wrists cheapens the impact of his decision. Besides, even if they don't get him for murder, it's at the very least manslaughter, criminal negligence, evidence tampering, obstruction of justice, and desecration of human remains. Plus being an ex cop he'd probably get shanked in holding
Richard W (kr) wrote: One of my all time favourites. A must see!
Kaleb S (de) wrote: Great acting, and touching story. K mart sucks!
Emily A (de) wrote: Mostly exists as a way of showing how wildly talented Billy Bob Thornton is in every single aspect of filmmaking he's ever attempted.
Jeff J (nl) wrote: Deep, intriguing, well written story. The music is not bad too.
Rangan R (au) wrote: We want them to be an angel, but being wild is what defines them.I thought I dreamt about these lions when I was a kid, but when I came to know about this film that made me realise I actually saw this film when I was a very young to remember anything. It was a few images remained in memory, that's how I tracked it. So while watching this now brought back those scary moments. Yep, I was scared like hell, like the character Kendall from it was. Childhood is like a dream, until we re-encounter those things we held, met, seen, which wakes up our memory after a long time and becoming adults.I really enjoyed watching it, because I love animals. But what I did not like was harming the animals. I don't think animals were harmed while making this film, and they even smartly censored story/scene that consists harming/killing them. Actually the film was inspired by the real story, in that, the animals were killed and that is what this film depicted, yet disappoints from that perspective. The time has changed, now it is different, we learnt our lesson, so I hope we focus on protecting this magnificent animal to be born free and to be wild.The Africa was very beautifully portrayed. One of the best films on the wild animal theme I've ever seen. It was a documentary style narration with a little story from the human couple. Hats off to the real Joy and George Adamson. It won a couple of Oscars in the category of music and song. But I think it deserved more than that. I can't believe it is rated PG, but I scared watching it as a kid and I believe the young children with the awareness of the true nature of the lions would do the same. But still highly recommended for all ages. We have now 'Duma', 'Two Brothers' and many more, but this film is something special and you will know it after a watch.8/10
Alex K (mx) wrote: Underrated this is a bloody good film