Written June 11, 2008
this movie looks soooooo stupid who would want to go see this movie a weird o
Written August 04, 2008
With "My Winnipeg", director Guy Maddin returns to his absurdly and awkwardly hilarious brand of storytelling (Careful), but also matures with the presence of sentimentality and "personal journey" found in more recent work. The result is a poetic tale and a shameless musing on the ridiculous nature of the way one man and people everywhere live their lives, while still maintaining the absurdity that Maddin does fantastically.
At its weakest the film is propaganda for a city that has fallen from poetry to commercialization, and at its best the film walks the precarious line between artsy pretension and laughing at itself, resulting in something much greater than both. Regardless of what is "real" the film never falls into the precarious realm of "mockumentry". I was fortunate enough to hear Mr. Maddin speak, and it is clear that the grainy footage, imaginative stories, and relationships with Ann Savage are as much a part of him as they are this film.
Written June 30, 2008
I love going to the movies but this was a painful experience. Only movie Ive ever walked out on! I may not be smart enough to understand what on earth was going on, but man was this movie just bad. All the movie does is talk about "sleep walking", so I slept walked right out of the theater.
Written September 28, 2009
Thoroughly Moving Thoughtful Surreal Existential