The Dark Backward

Rating: 7/10

It’s a quirky comedy. A quirkedy! Just about everything about this movie is deliberately strange. The plot is basically a joke setup expanded to feature length… a guy walks into a bar with three arms… hilarity ensues. There was enough going on here to keep me entertained even though I felt it needed something more. Or maybe something less? When every character in the movie is an extreme caricature, there’s nobody to latch on to by staying grounded in some vestige of reality. Marty comes close and, with his plastered hair and awkward stage presence, he is the blueprint for Neil Hamburger.

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