Don't Look Now (1973)

January 7, 2018

Fearter rating: 5/10

Dick Van Dyke plays Dr Who in this horror that really does bare all! None of that sentence is correct yet it's somehow still apt. 

 

 

Review (no spoilers)

This is one of the strangest "horrors" that I've seen. And yes I will do the annoying finger motion when I say it, because it's really not a horror. Yet there it resides in the horror section of a popular streaming service... which is how I ended up watching it. 

 

I'd say it's a thriller, not a horror. But even that is a bit generous. The biggest thrill I got was wondering how much more of Donald Sutherland's and Julie Christie's naked nudiness I could stand to see, and how much they were willing to show! Don't get me wrong, I've nothing against either of them, but after watching this film I feel I've seen more of their arses than their colonic irrigationist. 

 

After washing my eyes out, I carried on watching the rest of the film. Donald Sutherland, who looks remarkably like Dick Van Dyke in this film, wanders around Venice in a Dr Who outfit. Whilst Julie Christie's character befriend's some women who get weirder as the film progresses. The visually impaired woman gets particularly odd during one of her "moments", rubbing her own chest like she's prepping two chicken breasts in olive oil. I didn't understand the reason for it, but a reminder of the title just before this incident would have been appreciated. 

 

The plot of the film is flimsy to say the least, and the key parts of the movie had as much impact as Mr Burns' right hook. The plot does (just about) make sense, apart from the end - which made no sense whatsoever, leaving me confused and angry.   

 

All in all this movie isn't really a horror (unless you're very faint of heart) and it isn't worth watching unless you're a dermatologist and want to see lots of bum skin. 

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