A SLIGHT WHIFF
HOW DANIEL RADCLIFFE’S LATEST DIVIDED AN ENTIRE FILM FESTIVAL
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.