Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

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Avg Rating: 3.3 / 5. Voted: 29

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Directed by: Harmony Korine
Starring: Ewen Bremner (Julien), Chloe Sevigny (Pearl), Werner Herzog (Father), Evan Neumann (Chris), Chrissy Kobylak (blind girl), Alvin Law (armless drummer), Joyce Korine (Grandma), Victor Varnado (Rapper)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:35:30
Genres: Bizarre-Surreal, Siblings-Family, Disabled person, Misery-Mental Illness, Domestic Abuse

Plot – Spoilers:
Julien Donkey-Boy is shot in a way that reflects the fucked up German-American family it follows, one of whom, Julien, is most likely schizophrenic.

Julien, his pregnant sister and younger brother, live under a frustrated father who hammers out his amounting-to-nothing on his kids, especially the youngest boy who is the only ambitious one determined to be a wrestler. Julien and his sister are close to each other to the point where she sometimes roleplays their dead mother. It’s also suggested that he could be the father of her unborn child, though personally I wondered if she was roleplaying this too, to give him a sense of purpose and relevance in their miserable world. In any case, it hasn’t helped Julien who is deeply religious and lugs around the guilt of the biblical line, Cursed is he who sleeps with his sister. With his haunted eyes, Julien is diseased and fucked up beyond repair and this is evident early on in the film. And so you can only see further gloom for all of them.

The film with its pixelated style might not appeal to some, but has plenty of dark ironic humor that includes an armless Ed Norton as the happiest of the lot.

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Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
October 16, 2022 5:28 pm

Absolutely sucks. It proves that if you are rich you can produce anything and people will praise it. Just look at Yoko Ono and her films. Roger Ebert gave this 3 out of 4 stars and said in his review “The odds are good that most people will dislike this film.” That is always a bad sign. Was Ebert handed some cash for that review? I bet.

Watch it and tell me what you think. I’d really like to read a review from someone that thinks this film is great.

repulsion magnetica
repulsion magnetica
October 17, 2022 3:10 am

This film is great! period.

Chuck Biscuits
Chuck Biscuits
October 17, 2022 6:23 am

How anyone can watch this Korine cunts movies is beyond me,pure fucking garbage,boring as fuck,pure retardation on film,fuck this bullshit

Moodybrooder
Moodybrooder
October 17, 2022 1:54 pm

Are you hypersensitive?

Eevie
Eevie
October 17, 2022 9:52 pm

I don’t mind some of his other films, they’re a break from the norm.. but this one just didn’t do it for me. Hard pass.

Vicent Vega
Vicent Vega
October 18, 2022 12:40 pm

Harmony Korine is a phoney. All his movies are a piece of boring, pretentious crap.

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Your New President !
October 19, 2022 12:21 pm

hey admin WE GO !
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excellent movie choices from you with constant suprises
happy for your work
Did we witness a child murder in the opening scene with Julien?

Naw
Naw
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Eevie
Eevie
October 21, 2022 9:30 am

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