Willem Dafoe was born to play a 19th-century lighthouse keeper that recites curses, change my mind.
I can't believe how good this movie is. The script is great because of the characters and the humor. The story could've been more focused, but Mr. Arndt deserves all the praise: this is the peak 2000s script for me. Writing effective comedy is really hard but he knocks it out of the park, with also great pathos and heartfelt moments.
Of course I enjoyed Paul Dano's and Steve Carrell's characters, but all of them are incredibly life-like. The girl…
The quintessential horror of this existence: what is with that strange being that crawls out of women in birth?
Visual noise, trains in the distance, particles floating in midair that are invisible, sperm as insects, deformed women.
The metaphors in this film are endless. David Lynch is a gift to humanity.