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  • Mar 10, 2011
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“You had me at hello” Jerry Maguire is probably one of the most endearing movie quotes…  Now read the ultimate rejection quote ever!

“You’re nothing but a rubber shit” will most likely be my ultimate favorite movie quote in history. The deliverance of this line was pure perfection. Unfortunately for Rubber, this film will not gain an audience for multiple reasons…therefore; the quote will not catch on.

Rubber tells the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that discovers he possesses “terrifying telepathic powers” that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes. Robert is a malicious yet likeable character. However, that’s not enough to keep us tuned into this movie. There are too many distractions and not enough consistencies within the storyline.

One of the major flaws that led me to lose interest immediately was the “no reason” diversion of having an audience within the film watching and critiquing the tires every move… a lot like a movie within a movie. Except it’s disappointing, for the simple fact, the original storyline doesn’t hold up.

This is the directors’ second feature film and admits the storyline isn’t strong. However, what is appreciated about the film is the directors’ ability to give character to a tire. It’s fascinating to see a tire roam around and discover it has telepathic powers. It’s almost like a baby learning to walk and discover it’s a lot easier and faster to “walk than crawl”. But this tire is nothing like a baby. In fact it’s more like a jealous vindictive “stupid dog” that doesn’t know the value of life and only takes liking to beer, TV and the beautiful French actress Roxanna Mesquida, who plays Sheila, the love interest.

Throughout the film, Robert is on a mission/journey to win Sheila’s affection. However, when they first crossed paths earlier on in the film, Roberts’ intentions were simply to kill her, after she drove by without acknowledging his existence.

What disappointments me the most about this movie is that just about every character has enough lines, except for Sheila. Her lines come at thy end, but none the less very funny.  It is Sheila who delivers “You’re nothing but a rubber shit” rejecting his love for her. I could not help but think, “what if they had given her more lines throughout the film, would it have made a difference?”… I’d say probably not, considering there are a number of problems with the script. But if you want to experience this awesomely wicked character Robert and wait for Sheila deliverance… I’d say go for it!

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March 11, 2011
Great review, Robert! Just wanted to let you know that when you use the "Lunch This" applet, sometimes you'll have to manually copy and paste your post into the pop-up box for your review. And when you're creating a new topic (in this case, the movie, "Rubber") just note that the description box is for details about the movie, and not where you put your review. Feel free to take a look at the "Rubber" topic as I have updated it to give you an idea of what it should look like, ^_^.
March 11, 2011
Thanks! Much appreciated!
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Star Rating:         You’d think a film that fuses art house aesthetics with B-movie schlock would be some kind of wacky masterpiece, but in the case of Rubber, it’s a failed experiment. Here is a film that could have worked simply because of its gloriously absurd premise, namely a tire that comes to life and kills people with its telekinetic powers. Outside of the pages of a Stephen King story – most notably “Chattery Teeth,” “The …
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My name is Robert Camacho Roman and I'm a film writer..   I have a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts/Film Productions received from Marymount Manhattan College. Ialso attend New … more
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Family, Fantasy, Foreign, Game-Show, History, Horror, Music, Musical, Mystery, News, Reality-TV, Romance, Sci-Fi, Special Interest, Sport, Talk-Show, Thriller, Western
Release Date: 11 JUN 2012 (Indonesia)
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Screen Writer: Quentin Dupieux
Studio: Realitism, Elle Driver, arte France Cinéma
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