Sounds like a stinker. Daniel Radcliffe‘s new movie, Swiss Army Man, is getting plenty of buzz at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, but for all the wrong reasons.
The film is about a suicidal man (Paul Dano) who discovers a corpse (Radcliffe) on a deserted island and rides it across the ocean like a jet ski, propelled by the corpse’s farts. Yes, you read that right.
Swiss Army Man premiered at Sundance on Friday, January 22, and an eyewitness tells Us Weekly that it was not exactly a hit with the audience.
“Many people walked out during the farting montage,” the eyewitness says. “At least 25 percent of the theater.”
The eyewitness describes the film as “a trippy stream of consciousness” that also features the pair having a long conversation about flatulence and pooping, a scene where Dano drinks water that shoots out of Radcliffe’s mouth, and another in which the Harry Potter alum gets an erection reading an old copy of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit issue.
“It plays like a student film gone awry,” the eyewitness adds.
Radcliffe, 26, said in an interview with NME in November that he doesn’t have “mainstream tastes” when it comes to picking roles.
“People do ask me, ‘Why do you choose such weird movies?’ But I don’t think they’re weird; they’re just stories I’m interested in,” he said. “Isn’t having weird tastes good, though? I think so. I think that’s better than always wanting to play the handsome hero. You think I’m weird? I’ll take that.”
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