THE PLOT THUS FAR
WHAT WE THOUGHT
John Goodman and John Malkovich work really well together. However, I can’t call “Drunkboat” a good movie. Jacob Zachar gets a lot of the heavy lifting put onto him and he tries his hardest to make it all work. What happens is that he gets blown off the screen everytime Malkovich and Goodman show up. While that makes for an uneven movie, there is magic to be found in the moments. While not a full narrative, it’s an amazing highlight reel.
While I’ve seen many coming-of-age movies, you very rarely see one full of quiet moments. John Malkovich made a name for himself starring in “The Glass Menagerie” and there’s something to be said for comparisons. Obsessions among younger people and how easily lovesick women can be swayed are traditional character beats. However, we grow past that as the film progresses. While it is a film about betrayal, it also focuses on the deep sadness that allows it to happen.
The DVD comes with a trailer as its sole special feature. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for a low budget drama. However, I found that the transfer was plague with minimal digital noise. It’s not the worst and it’s not the best. However, it won’t ruin your enjoyment of the movie. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase for quiet drama fans.
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