Shortbus (2006) - Bezil's Review

in review •  7 months ago 

love this movie alot, let's just say because it's coming from one of my favorite directors, John Cameron Mitchell. He is an American director from Texas. After having directed some series/Shows, and other musicals, John Cameron Mitchell made an entry into the world of cinema that could not be more noticed. 2001, he landed with "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", which is the adaptation of his musical comedy that he created in 1998. The film was a success and very quickly, it established itself as a cult work. Therefore, John Cameron Mitchell is one of the directors i love watching his directed movies.


Movie: Shortbus (2006)
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Genre: Erotic comedy-drama
Cast: Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, Raphael Barker, Peter Stickles, and Jay Brannan

Synopsis: A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality. (IMDb)

Review: There are films that are unspeakable and "Shortbus" is clearly one of them. "Shortbus", the second featured film by John Cameron Mitchell is a UFO, which will not please everyone as the film can be seen in several ways. Porno-nerd for some, whilst fables about love, and amusing sexual comedy for others. However, to me Shortbus" is a kinda film that I really like, for its colorful, fruity and film-like atmosphere, for the portrait of its characters which for the most part are touching, and also for its actors and their spontaneity or even for the sex which is filmed in an incredible way and which happens to be deeper than it seems, being an extension of the problems and feelings that we find in the characters.


Shortbus is a film with a very interesting scenario. It is a film which is a wacky and dramatic dive, closer to its characters. With this film, John Cameron Mitchell delivers above all, a source of reflection that arises between comedy and drama. Modest, while being explicit, original, deep, meta, real, just despite its heaviness, "shortbus" is a work that really deserves to be rediscovered, even if, I repeat, it remains a work that will not please all, but nevertheless, it's a film that is worth seeing.

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Critic Ratings: AAA

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