Loving To Hate - Hating To Love...
Right off the bat, this is a STRANGE movie! Directed by and staring Peter Vack as a drug fuelled homosexual playwright who decides to become a psycho analyst. To make things even stranger, his REAL parents star in it as his own, and his mother is REALLY a psychoanalyst! Peter plays 'Adam', who has newly sober Aaron (Jack Dunphy) as a room mate. Adam's sister Adah is also sober, and see's the same psychiatrist that Aaron does. Adam childishly causes Adah to relapse, and she gravitates towards Aaron. Causing him to quickly relapse. The two go on a binge around New York completely out of control. But Adah's hatred and contempt for her brother only grows, and she tries to convince Aaron to help her kill him. Meanwhile Adam has a total change of heart, and becomes a mild mannered psycho analyst, which drives Adah and Aaron completely around the bend! Without giving away spoilers, the movie gets REALLY strange after that! As absurd and outrageous as it gets though, there's an underlying message somehow woven in. Privy to the commentary and all of Peter Vack, he very humbly states it was a lengthy compiling of ideas strung together. And doesn't really have much intention of it conveying anything deep. He, and his parents seem totally laid back in the interviews after. Which actually made the movie more intriguing after first viewing. Was it some form of therapeutic outlet for Peter to get his innermost fears and desires out of his system? Or, like David Cronenberg - was it merely just some weird ideas that would make for an interesting story? As low budget and outlandish as it all is, the cast and crew really do a good job. An 'Eraserhead' for the new millenium...?
- Jun 26, 2022
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