Written by: Michael Den Boer on July 19th, 2011
Release Date: USA, 2011
Approximate running time: 81 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Director: Caleb Emerson
Writer: Marta Estirado
Cinematographer: Caleb Emerson
Composer: Brian Lieb
Cast: Aramis Sartorio, Thea Martin, Brett Hundley, Caleb Emerson, Debbie Rochon, Evan Stone
Content wise as you can clearly see this film is far from conventional, so it should not also come as a surprise that there is a anything goes feel to the narrative structure. And while this film heaps on more than its fare share of bizarre moments, it is the journey of its protagonist which holds this most usual take on Alice in Wonderland, together.
Narrative issues aside, it is the way in which subversive humor is infused into in the story at hand that this film most excels. The majority of the characters in this film are drawn to violence. Thankfully it is done in a cartoonish way that defies reality.
Another area in which this film holds up well, especially on repeated viewings are the performances from the entire cast. With the film’s standout performance coming from Aramis Sartorio (The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol) in the role of Frankie. He is given the difficult task of making the audience care with a character that does not is devoid of any sympathetic qualities. And yet despite the short comings of this character, he somehow manages to humanize said character.
You can find more information about Frankie in Blunderland here.