Thursday, May 27, 2010
Human Nature is Charlie Kaufman's worst movie.
Netflix expected that I would give Human Nature 3.9 out of 5 stars, but I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars! Take that netflix! On rotten tomatoes the movie got a 49%. The next worst movie from Charlie Kaufman is Synecdoche, New York, which got a 67%. The rest of his movies got at least a 78%, so I didn't expect much from this movie. But, it is so much better than Synecdoche, New York. Human Nature is about a woman who grows hair all over her body and lives in the wild, but eventually assimilates herself into society as a normal looking person. She gets a scientist boyfriend, who is obsessed with teaching mice table manners. He also has a really hawt french assistant. The scientist, Tim Robbins, and his Patricia Arquette girlfriend, Patricia Arquette, go hiking and find Rhys Ifans in the woods as a man who thinks he's an ape. The whole story is told from the perspective of the three main characters. Patricia Arquette is in jail talking to the police. Rhys Ifans testifying in front of congress and Tim Robbins, who is dead and has a bullet hole in his head. This is a summary of the entire movie: Patricia Arquette and Tim Robbins start dating and they have lots and lots of sex. Then Tim Robbins and his super hawt french assistant start having lots and lots of sex. Then Patricia Arquette becomes upset and takes the now civilized Rhys Ifans back to the woods and they live there and have lots and lots of sex. Then Tim Robbins finds them and Rhys Ifans (or Patricia Arquette, depending on whose story you believe) kills Tim Robbins. Then Patricia Arquette turns herself in and Rhys Ifans testifies in front of congress about nature and leaves, stripping down the street saying he's going to live in the woods forever. The press follows him up until he goes in the woods and they all leave. A few moments later the super hawt french assistant picks him up and they (probably) have lots and lots of sex. All in all, it's a good movie. I suggest it, and I like good movies.