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Best of Boston 2009

Mister Lonely

Weird meets revelatory unsuccessfully
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 7, 2008
2.0 2.0 Stars

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Mister Lonely

Harmony Korine aspires to the weird and revelatory but too often achieves the merely creepy. His latest is really two movies, one involving a community of impersonators in a Michael Jackson–like retreat (the Michael Jackson impersonator is the film’s protagonist) who want to put on a show. Since their talents are non-existent, it’s a tough assignment, and the segment is most intriguing for its casting, not just Emily Mortimer as the faux Monroe but James Fox and Anita Pallenberg (last seen together on screen in 1970 in the weird and revelatory Performance) as “the Pope” and “Queen Elizabeth.” The second movie is a short featuring nuns who believe they can fly under the auspices of a drunken priest played by Werner Herzog — the weird and revelatory director Korine is trying to emulate. 112 minutes | Kendall Square

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