The Living Wake
“The Living Wake” is a dark comedy set in a timeless storybook universe. Self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew, has one day to live. He has enlisted his best and only friend, Mills Joquin, to take him around on a bicycle powered rickshaw. In a final attempt to probe life’s deepest mysteries, Binew endures one ridiculous trial after the next. He concludes his day with a final performance, his living wake. On a makeshift stage in an open field, Binew’s friends and enemies gather to witness his madness one final time.
- Stars:Mike O'Connell, Jim Gaffigan, Jill Larson, Diane Kagan, Caleb Wentworth, Sam Goldfarb, Jesse Eisenberg, Eddie Pepitone, Ben Duhl, Matthew Cowles, Stephen Brian Jones, Peter Paton, Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, Ann Dowd, Aaron J. Patton,
- Director:Sol Tryon,
- Writer:Peter Kline, Mike O'Connell
A dark comedy which chronicles the final day in the life of self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew. Binew is a dreamer who elevates his drab and somewhat pitiful existence into a ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Living Wake torrent reviews
(gb) wrote: As a message, not as a movie.
(us) wrote: The Kingdom was an exciting thrill ride, with great a great performance from Jamie Foxx.
(it) wrote: "Be a Spirit! Not a Ghost!"
(ag) wrote: one of the funniest movies ever made.
(jp) wrote: A lighter film than Altered States, but not really unique.
(ag) wrote: Schematic agitprop and awkward film noir. It probably owes what goodwill it has to the fact that director Jules Dassin was later blacklisted. On a strictly surface level the plot is ludicrous. Two truck drivers are driving apples from Fresno to San Francisco to collect a windfall. On the way one is nearly killed changing a flat tire because he clearly does not know how to set a jack correctly, the other is...nevermind. He does something stupid too that I won't spoil. Now, truck driving has its dangers but it is not THIS damn dangerous, even in 1949! Naturally the produce dealer who buys the apples is unredeemably evil. Then there's the proletariat hooker with a heart of gold, and the bourgeois fiance. So I'm not blind to it's subtext, I understand it's a critique of American capitalism. A fair subject, but does it have to be this hamfisted? I don't think Jules Dassin was blacklisted for being a leftist, they were trying to stop him from making more embarrassing movies like this. If you want to see a movie that takes on dog-eat-dog capitalism COMPETENTLY, try "Glengarry Glen Ross". Or re-read "Death of a Salesman". For much better Jules Dassin noir, "Rififi".
(ru) wrote: Once again Hope and Crosby score with Road to Rio. Enjoyable, funny. Classic.
(gb) wrote: Not the best that Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg have done, but it's not awful. The ending song in the unrated version is the best part. Don't get me wrong, I like Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer's movies, but I think they should have just stuck to being 2 of the 6 writers of Scary Movie.