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Year
1972
Runtime
93 min.
Director
John Waters
Genres
Crime, Comedy, Horror
Rating *
6.1
Votes *
14,138
Checks
4,430
Favs
288
Dislikes
158
Favs/checks
6.5% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. FrozenDurian's avatar

    FrozenDurian

    I really had no intention of watching this because of its reputation but after seeing John Waters do a hilarious comedy routine / talk, I relented. I'm surprised by how much I liked this.

    The chicken thing was definitely my least favourite part and Edie annoyed me though she became more tolerable as the movie progressed.

    Overall, I enjoyed the weird, fun tone of this movie. Divine's performance was good. The characters were quirky and memorable. Mr. Jay's narration was amusingly campy and a nice touch.

    I think to appreciate this movie, you can't take it at face value at all.
    7 years 5 months ago
  2. Asiklassi's avatar

    Asiklassi

    "It should be considered not as a film but as a fact, or perhaps as an object" - Roger Ebert
    This definitely one of the worst "objects" (to use Ebert's terminalogy) I've ever seen, grotesque but otherwise absolutely pointless
    4 years ago
  3. lbreduardo's avatar

    lbreduardo

    Poor, poor chicken! 9 years 10 months ago
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