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Films you've watched that are just confusing....

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Tabby1963 Sat 14-Sep-13 19:23:20

Today on More4 was a film called MirrorMask. Ok, I didn't watch it right from the beginning but I reckoned that, even if I had, I still wouldn't have understood what was going on, it was so weird. Anyone else seen it?

There was another one that I saw on holiday this year, again missing the beginning bit, called Cloud Atlas. Didn't really have a clue what was going on but enjoyed the film anyway. Can anyone explain it to me please?

TiggyOBE Sat 01-Feb-14 20:53:27

Dr Caligari

The 1989 version. Well worth a watch. It's an experience. It's set in a surreal insane asylum with an evil Doctor carrying out experiments. The language, the film is beyond my ability to describe it. The first 5-10 minutes is somebody during an 'episode', and it gets slightly easier to understand after that.

The Twin Peaks dream sequences meets the Magic Roundabout.

LidlAngel Sat 01-Feb-14 21:00:49

Vanilla Sky. Made me confused

EATmum Sat 01-Feb-14 21:13:14

Bumpotato - agree, beautiful but zero plot really. Think that was the point. Husband has blog on this stuff if you're interested:

BumPotato Sun 02-Feb-14 00:19:02

Thanks EAT I'll have a look.

Its0kToBeMe Sun 02-Feb-14 00:20:55

Black Swan.


Crash I couldn't follow. Not the video nasty one, the 2004(?) one.

The Prestige. XP made me watch it boasting that him and his mates guessed the twist in the first five minutes. I didn't get the twist even after it was explained in the end confused In fact I've just read through the synopsis on IMDB and I'm still not sure what happened. Didn't like the film anyway.

I had to watch Brick twice before I understood what happened in it.

JoR73 Mon 10-Feb-14 21:10:11

Confusing is not neccessarily bad. I enjoyed Donnie Darko. Mad Max is crap though and made no sense.

HermioneWeasley Mon 10-Feb-14 21:12:56

I had not the faintest idea what was going on in the last Batman film. Everyone was mumbling and it appeared to have been filmed entirely in the dark.

AlfieandAnnieRose Sun 23-Feb-14 14:31:30

Agree with cloud atlas, I was very disappointed and switched it off after about 15 minutes. It was also difficult to watch whereas inception,another confusing film, I found to be more absorbing and interesting! I could easily watch it again but cloud atlas just gave me a headache.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 02-Mar-14 09:05:12

In Bruges.
I had no idea what was going on.

BunnyBeanz Wed 12-Mar-14 23:52:13

Just watched Dallas Buyers Club... Eh? Hmmm, will need to watch it again... ��

BOFtastic Wed 12-Mar-14 23:56:49

What was confusing about Dallas Buyers' Club? I've just watched it, so ask me what you didn't get and I'll see if I can help.

Scarletohello Thu 13-Mar-14 00:10:01

Fuck, Eraserhead is the most disturbing film I've ever seen. It's like having one of your own nightmares where nothing makes sense on screen. Saw it over 20 years ago and I can still recall images from if now, makes me shudder! ( brilliant tho)

Re Tinker Tailor, it doesn't make sense because it so much has been cut out that it doesn't really hang together. The 7 hour tv production with Alec Guiness is miles better. And does make sense!

Mummyboo92 Sat 22-Mar-14 16:16:34

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - to be fair we were 10 minutes late but I think it was so boring I just stopped paying attention.

Angelto5 Sat 10-May-14 10:07:27

Have watched the original total recall loads of times (I'm a huge arnie fan) but still don't get it.
Who was he-doug or hauser???
Haven't watched inception yet but my 15yo has but I think I need 2 find time 2 watch it without interruption.

susiedaisy Sat 10-May-14 19:50:20

12 monkeys

LumionaMoonsplash Sat 10-May-14 19:55:23

Donnie Darko & Inception agree, Totall Recall too. I like 12 monkeys but switched off Eyes wide Shut / Magnolia / Vanilla Sky before the end because I couldn't be arsed.

Binkybix Thu 18-Sep-14 07:48:45

YY to Total Recall!!

WeAreAllStarDust Mon 10-Nov-14 22:07:46

Inception. Totally lost.
In Bruges. Didn't know what was going on.
Gravity. I am a very amateur astrophysicist and space geek and I switched this off after 30 mins. Awful.
Black Swan. What?

candykane25 Thu 13-Nov-14 22:35:41

I loved the film Cloud Atlas but couldn't read the book.
I think it's about reincarnation and redemption, same people meeting again and again in different lifetimes and playing different parts of the same story? I might be totally wrong.
Beautiful film.
Inception I did get but found parts of it tedious. The endless ski scene.
Tinker Tailor, saw it at cinema and had yo get DVD when it came out to understand it. The dialogue is too flat and it's easy to lose concentration.

BestIsWest Sun 16-Nov-14 21:31:25

Gorky Park. DH and I watched the whole thing mystified. Took us years to fathom out what it was about.

hollyisalovelyname Tue 18-Nov-14 18:36:58

Oceans whatever number.
I must have missed the start or something.
Not a clue what it was about.
Reservoir dogs ( is that with Uma Thurman and John Travolta).
Another mystery to me smile
And as I said previously, In Bruges.

singleandfabulous Tue 16-Dec-14 13:49:43

The Counselor. Just didn't get the interaction between the characters at all. Didn't understand why a successful, Bentley driving lawyer would be strapped for cash and didn't understand why on earth he would get himself mixed up with the Mexican drug cartels and see a positive outcome. Didn't get why Brad Pitt seemed all worldly up to the point where he was taken in by the blonde in such an obvious fashion. Had to rewind and re-play most of Brad Pitt's scenes too as he was giving his usual 'read from the script' dead-pan delivery which was barely decipherable.

alteredimages Wed 21-Jan-15 22:28:42

Another vote for Vanilla Sky here. I was stupid enough to try watching Abre los ojos too, the Spanish film it was based on, and couldn't make head nor tail of that either.

Redglitter Wed 21-Jan-15 22:31:39

Lost in Translation - just seemed to have no story

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