SWISS ARMY MAN

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - DC

★★★ Di­rected Daniel Schein­ert, Daniel Kwan. Star­ring Paul Dano, Daniel Rad­cliffe, Mary El­iz­a­beth Win­stead Dano plays a sui­ci­dal cast­away who, when Rad­cliffe’s dead body washes up on his beach, uses the corpse as raft, wa­ter foun­tain and sound­ing board. Daniel is, if you will, a Swiss Army Man. Without an ac­tor of Dano’s an­gu­lar charm, the film would be eaten alive by its own con­ven­tional quirk­i­ness. Dano throws him­self into the part with an en­thu­si­asm that the ma­te­rial scarcely jus­ti­fies. It’s odd on the sur­face, but con­ven­tional at its sen­ti­men­tal heart. Club, Light House, Dublin, 97 min

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