Schizopolis Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Schizopolis the Movie

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Experimental, empty satire on modern spirituality and communication combines a number of weird and wacky devices that are not particularly entertaining. In an interesting premise, Soderburgh takes the lead in a dual role as Fletcher Munson, a manically neurotic employee of a self-help guru and his own look-alike, a ho-hum dentist having an affair with Fletcher's wife. Soderburgh's real-life ex, actress Brantley, plays his wife, who also has a double that shows up at the dentist. Things grow more bizarre for no apparent reason, as secondary cast members speak in other languages or just complete nonsense while strange sound effects confuse, in a film which also lists no credits (the title is shown in film on a character's t-shirt). Soderburgh, who wrote, directed and lensed this surrealist homage, shot on a super-low $250,000 budget as a way of expressing ideas not allowed in bigger budget, conventional films. To most, this just looks like expensive therapy.


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Available on VHS
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, Twins
Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh, Betsy Brantley, David Jensen
Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh

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