Thursday, January 27, 2011

A LONELY COW WEEPS AT DAWN (2003)

Hollywood might be out of idea, but Japan fucking isn't! An old farmer is going senile, so instead of shipping him off to an old folk's home to die, his widowed daughter-in-law (who lives with him) runs out to the barn each morning before him, strips naked and takes the place of his favorite (now dead) cow, Bessie.

That's some weird fucking shit, but somehow this movie still comes off as being sweet. With a better cast and fewer pointless sex scenes it might have actually been touching...it's not often you'll hear me asking for less sex scenes, but I found myself not caring about the sex and being more interested in the story and the bizarre emotional bond that's developed between the old senile man and his daughter-in-law. I would love to see a serious remake of this film, not as a sex movie, but an actual drama...or maybe just a completely over-the-top gross-out comedy.

That said, I really can't recommend this movie. It's definitely unique, but the story is too slow and the sex scenes where very boring.