In post-9/11 New York City, an eclectic group of citizens find their lives entangled, personally, romantically, and sexually, at Shortbus, an underground Brooklyn salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.
Truly Dreadful Film
Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
It is a whirlwind of delight --- attractive actors, stunning couture, spectacular sets and outrageous parties.
Although I seem to have had higher expectations than I thought, the movie is super entertaining.
This is the sickest movie ive ever seen... eww. Crappy lgbt movie which shows how distressed and disturbed those people are. Deep inside they know it so they wanna kill themselves.
That feeling when you are watching movie and thinking: "Why the hell I waste my time on this nonsense, I should really turn this crap off and... OK, now I'm giving it up..." and then you find yourself staring in ending credits and wandering what was that thing you just wasted two hours of your life on, but somehow you're glad you did and you're even a little bit sorry it's over...That feeling when you are watching movie and thinking: "Why the hell I waste my time on this nonsense, I should really turn this crap off and... OK, now I'm giving it up..." and then you find yourself staring in ending credits and wandering what was that thing you just wasted two hours of your life on, but somehow you're glad you did and you're even a little bit sorry it's over...
I didn't think that this movie was as explicit as it turned out to be. I thought it was just a comedy with a sexual theme. So when real sex started showing on the screen I was quite surprised. I am not a prude or easily offended, but I think the movie would have been equally good, if not actually better, if they had opted to do the movie without real sex scenes.They story follows the lives of a couples therapist unable to get an orgasm, a homosexual couple looking for a way to spice up their relationship, and a dominatrix who is unable to connect to anything. Their lives and fates become entwined as they visit an underground club of carnal lust named "Shortbus".It should be said that the story is well-written and equally well put to the screen. And the characters were colorful, vivid and full of life. The story is driven by a myriad of strong characters and individual stories.As a character-driven story it is extremely important to have a cast of talented actors and actresses. The actors and actresses in "Shortbus" were really doing good jobs with their given roles and characters. Especially Sook-Yin Lee (playing Sofia) and Paul Dawson (playing James) were putting on fantastic character performances."Shortbus" is a very interesting movie story-wise. I just think tit was a shame that director John Cameron Mitchell decided to go for real sex scenes. Personally, I think it just gave a very unnecessary sleazy taint to an otherwise impressive movie.
Without a doubt, Shortbus warrants a spot on my list of "Best films of the decade." It is a masterpiece that so few get to admire. As Roger Ebert said, "It's not about sex, but sexuality; It's not about scoring but living..." The story revolves around a group of New Yorkers struggling with life and love, leading them all to intertwine in the underground sex salon called 'Shortbus.' The sexually explicit scenes are completely necessary in order to achieve what John Cameron Mitchell so valiantly tried and succeeded to. This film depicts an uncensored view of life, love, and sex with comedic undertones, and heavy subject matter that left me sobbing long after the movie had ended. Props to actress Sook-Yin Lee (Sofia) for a truly inspirational performance in the film. From process to product, this film is a work of art that ought not be ignored. The performances from the cast were astounding, the cinematography was a dream scape beauty, and the words were pure genius. I implore you... WATCH THIS FILM. It will change the way you look at life, and help open your mind. Thumbs up, five gold stars, the whole nine yards!