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Swiss Army Man: A WTF Movie With an Unexpected Sweetness and Cool Extras!

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There are movies that come out of nowhere and delight some while totally disgusting others. A movie that features a flatulent corpse and a suicidal castaway might just be that.

Swiss Army Man has come to home video and it gets the kind of package a WTF movie deserves – including a commentary track so that answers the question, what the heck were they thinking?

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What to Watch This Weekend: Swiss Army Man

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Swiss Army Man, a fantastical dark comedy about a hapless shipwreck survivor (Paul Dano) who interacts with a corpse in an unusual ways in order to orchestrate his survival.

What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a  film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.

Swiss Army Man: Way More Than a Just Boy and His Farting Corpse Jet Ski!

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Even before we meet the odd couple who constitute 95% of Swiss Army Man, we are given hints of the oncoming oddness through the credits as various ‘send help’ notes drift by on increasingly curious and elaborate vessels – including one that ends with the exclamation, ‘I AM SO BORED!’

Then we get to the meet incredibly uncute between suicidal castaway Hank and waterlogged corpse Manny and the fart and penis jokes commence – but if you stick with it, Swiss Army Man becomes a vehicle for existential angst, meditations on love, friendship and life itself (however twisted and insane they might be). It might even be considered a superhero spoof (but I’m not saying another word about that – Except the word superpowers…).

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Flatulent Trailer: Swiss Army Man!

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I haven’t seen the U.S. trailer yet, but the Canadian trailer for Swiss Army Man lives up to the film’s plot – a suicidal castaway finds a flatulent corpse on a beach and it saves his life.

Seriously.

Paul Dano (Love & Mercy) plays the castaway and Daniel Radcliffe (Horns) is the corpse (insert acting joke here…). Check out the hysterical trailer after the break. Swiss Army Man opens on July 1st.

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