Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers (2005)
Using the clichéd but still usually enjoyable dramatic irony that fuels a lot of indie films, Turtles plays around with the reversal that occurs when someone with an average existence suddenly becomes extraordinary but must try to appear ordinary to onlookers. It's fun, but personally I prefer quirks be more subtle than what's used, and I felt the whole thing went beyond whimsical into rather aimless territory. But perhaps that was the goal all along?
My favourite player was the ramen chef, played by Yutaka Matsushige.
2½ inconspicuous activities out of 5