CUFF 2014 PREVIEW: DOOMSDAYS

Tuesday 01st, April 2014 / 15:48

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Doomsdays is like the perfect couch-potato stoners’ comedy with certain Wes Anderson-like artistic sensibilities, a similar feel to Safety Not Guaranteed, a 2012 time travel dramedy, and a likeliness in theme to Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012).

If you’re in the mood to let yourself go in the pre-apocalyptic goofy nonsense Doomsdays offers, you’ll be exhilarated. It might even turn you into a ruthless, squatting douchebag because you can — and why not?

It’s actually quite fantastic to watch as the two main characters, Dirty Fred and Bruho, squat empty vacation homes in the Catskills region of New York, break whatever they want, raid the liquor cabinet whenever they can and sleep wherever they want.

Both immoral and grotesque, Dirty Fred and Bruho make an unlikely pair but manage to keep us wanting more from their stupidity. Bruho hates cars and destroys them whenever he can, while Dirty Fred is a sexually frustrated scumbag who’s always looking for a hookup. Along the way, they encounter Jaidon, a teenage outcast at one of the houses they squat and Reyna, at a party they crash, who becomes Dirty Fred’s sexual treat. Jaidon and Reyna both end up joining Dirty Fred and Bruho on their end of the world debauchery.

At last, if you have an appetite for beautiful architecture and cozy little New York towns, you’re in for a treat.

Doomsdays will be screened as part of CUFF on April 9 and 13 at 9:45 p.m.

By Claire Miglionico

Alberta

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