Tarnation Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3389

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 16

Theatrical Release Date: 10/06/2004

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Jonathan Caouette

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

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Rating of
3.5/4

goodfellamike - wrote on 09/17/2008

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-

Rating of
2.5/4

starring Tessa - wrote on 05/23/2008

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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Rating of
3/4

Revealing

Franz Patrick - wrote on 12/11/2008

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 …

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