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Shakes the Clown

2003-04-07 15:52:27.889345+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

I was going to go see Divine Intervention last night. Based on the previews it looked like a satirical surreal violent love story. But scheduling made me miss that. Remembering Dylan's recommendation, I wandered down to the video store to get Shakes the Clown. Bobcat Goldthwait mostly drops the annoying whine, the movie is well edited, the story moves along in a much more coherent way than many films I've seen recently. No real laugh out loud moments, but it didn't drag hard either.

It's your basic surreal violent drunk clown cult film. I can't recommend it without reservations, but if you have a need to see clown-on-mime violence, or just want to see what clowns are like when they're not on stage, it's a reasonable take on the subject. If you see only one alcoholic clown movie this year, this is the one.

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#Comment made: 2003-04-08 23:06:27.333932+00 by: ghasty

Good to see another person found Shakes...now if you are into the bad clown genre check out Vulgar

Did love Robin Williams cameo in Shakes