The Mountain (II) (2018)

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The story of a young man who, after losing his mother, goes to work with a doctor specializing in lobotomies and therapies.

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  • Rick Alverson at an event for The IMDb Studio at Sundance (2015)
  • Tye Sheridan in The Mountain (2018)
  • Rick Alverson at an event for The IMDb Studio at Sundance (2015)
  • Jeff Goldblum at an event for The IMDb Studio at Sundance (2015)
  • Jeff Goldblum at an event for The IMDb Studio at Sundance (2015)
  • Jeff Goldblum and Tye Sheridan in The Mountain (2018)

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Brain Trust of 'The Mountain' Pick at Lobotomist Tale

Jeff Goldblum, Tye Sheridan, and writer-director Rick Alverson break down their movie The Mountain, the story of a young man who works with a physician specializing in lobotomies.

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30 January 2019 | samemckee
| I mean... I guess?
(i'm going to structure this review so that you have the same feeling that I did while watching this movie)

The mountain is great at


(inconsistent inconsistent)

It struggles to maintain a consistent theme, often

rambling rambling thematically?

I understand the value of "show don't tell" don't get me wrong?

(Depressing psyclops)

But, there is a science to the abstract.

(Kauf Kauf)

Charlie Kaufman's work is a great example. (Eternal Sunshine, Adaptation, Being John Malcovitch) He gets pretty WEIRD and abstract, sure. But


He makes sure to lay down a simple groundwork first, so the viewer doesn't get too lost in his interpretation interpretation.

THE MOUNTAIN DOESN'T HAVE ANY GROUNDWORK, UNFORTUNATELY. NOTHING IS SET IN STONE. THERe isn't one set theme that you can latch on to. Because of this, the whole film feels wrong


It's hard to tell what was an intentional choice from the director, and what was just an inconsistent detail.

It's a shame, because the movie was great at times. And I did understand some of


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