Naked ★★★★★

SPRING CRITERION MARATHON #33

This is one of those films I knew I was going to love within 15 minutes. The grungy scenery and people, the insanely realistic acting, the melancholic score, everything just fit perfectly into place to form a rotten symphony of unpleasantness.

The lead in this film is one of the most unlikable prick protagonists I've seen in years. It's like he lives to spread his nihilistic worldview to everyone, and it's not that he doesn't at times lay down some uncomfortable truths, but his lack of a filter and pessimistic attitude makes him an absolutely draining experience to listen to, and I somehow mean that in a good way. The script keeps you hanging off of every word he says.

There's a scene between the lead and a security guard that goes on for about 10 minutes and I loved every second of it.

It's best to go into this one knowing very little, but if you were to know something, it should be that it's a very dark, twisted, dialogue-driven masterpiece that most people might find a bit too bleak.

I adored it.

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