A SLIGHT WHIFF

HOW DANIEL RAD­CLIFFE’S LAT­EST DI­VIDED AN EN­TIRE FILM FES­TI­VAL

Empire (UK) - - PREMIERE -

ONE SUN­DANCE MOVIE it’s prob­a­bly fair to as­sume won’t be both­er­ing the Os­car bal­lot next year is Swiss Army Man. Dan Kwan and Daniel Schein­ert’s tale of a loner (Paul Dano) who be­friends a fart­ing corpse (Daniel Rad­cliffe) ar­rived with no lit­tle buzz.

How­ever, early screen­ings of the movie proved di­vi­sive, with re­ports of walk­outs from some au­di­ence mem­bers, while Hol­ly­wood colum­nist Jef­frey Wells said it was “a film ev­ery­one, and I mean ev­ery­one, thought was ap­palling.”

Later screen­ings proved more suc­cess­ful, while the movie also picked up the Dra­matic Di­rect­ing Award for its co-di­rec­tors, and US dis­trib­u­tor A24 bought it with an eye for a sum­mer re­lease. It’s cer­tainly worth look­ing out for, but best stand up­wind just in case.

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