Friday, June 5, 2009

165) Fish Story (2009)

165) Fish Story (2009) Dir: Yoshihiro Nakamura Not Yet Released Date Seen: June 5th, 2009 Rating: 4.25/5

If you can't believe that the world will be saved from imminent meter-related destruction by a punk song in 2012, Fish Story, Yoshihiro Nakamura's modernist slacker comedy, is not for you. As it's title implies, Fish Story is the epically convoluted saga about how, because of the transformative power of music, the world is saved from all of its self-fulfilling prophecies of premature extinction. Weaving back and forward and back again through time, various vignettes show us how a pre-Sex Pistols garage band in 1975 changed everything in its own small way. Like Moby Dick except with world-ending meteors and supernatural cassette tapes.

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