Wednesday, January 2, 2013

MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH (2012) movie review

Motivational Growth (2012) (1st viewing) d. Thacker, Don (USA)

Chicago-based writer/director Thacker explodes onto the scene with his debut feature, one that rattles viewers’ synapses with an ever-changing view of reality and dazzles practical effects lovers with a wealth of impressive latex and karo syrup splatter.

Adrian DiGiovanni stars as a depressive shut-in being given life lessons from an expanding fungal growth in his bathroom (a superb alliance of puppetry and Jeffrey Combs’ mellifluous vocal performance). A terrific exception to microbudget filmmaking, one that requires no forgiveness for technical shortcomings (i.e. there are none) despite its ambitious scope and vision. I was lucky enough to witness a private screening for cast/crew; rest assured, you’ll be seeing this one in your neck of the woods soon enough.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! My name is Adrian DiGiovanni from Imagos Films. We see that you wrote a very positive review of our film Motivational Growth upon its original release, thank you! I am connecting with you because we are releasing a 10th Anniversary DVD and Blu-Ray Edition with a new distributor and tons of unreleased special features! Our official disc launch is tomorrow, 2/22/2022. Check out our website to see where to purchase and stream Motivational Growth. Thank you so much for your time! Oh, and also, The Mold is...EVERYWHERE.