Three Films By John Paizs (1984)

Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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A kitschy, absurdist comedy in three unconnected episodes, this odd-ball, erratic film by John Paizs is occasionally amusing and inventive, though it is not for everyone's tastes. In the first story, a young man is out to pick up a woman, any woman. He joins a party where he spots a damsel in hot pink with platinum hair and whisks her off to a motel room. His romantic interlude is dashed when she literally passes dead away in his arms. In the next, more lively story, a narrator with a fake Swedish accent does a take-off on a travelog of Greenland, focusing on the preparations for an annual spring rite that quickly changes into a pool party. In the last, least-successful vignette, a labyrinthian plot focuses on how to steal a secret formula. Paizs is featured in all but the last of these idiosyncratic stories.

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alcoholism, bachelor, drunk