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Jonathan Caouette


Renee Leblanc
Jonathan Caouette
Adolph Davis
Rosemary Davis
David Sanin Paz
Joshua Williams





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goodfellamike 09/17/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Candid, unflinching documentary, regardless of how amteurish it looks; you really get to know and feel for these people - good times and bad. It's flashy, funny, fascinating and fast-moving. Final Grade: A-

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starring Tessa 05/23/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This movie was hard to watch at times. But when is it ever easy to watch a documentary about a pschizophrenic mother? The footage was pretty amazing. It was okay, but I'd recommend it.

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12/11/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Jonathan Caouette made this film for about two hundred dollars. Not only do I find that amazing, I also find it inspiring. Caouette really got creative with his storytelling: from voice-overs and fonts to home videos and photographs, all of them serve to progress the story. In a way, I got the sense that Caouette had been planning to make this film ever since he was a boy. Although the crux of this documentary is Caouette’s schizophrenic mother, I argue that this is more about Caouette’s journey from childhood to adulthood. I found it interesting that his sexuality is not a hindrance in his life, which is so unlike most LGBT films, both in fiction and non-fiction. The scenes where he would take on a particular character starting from when he was eleven blew my mind because he could act so...

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