Surrealistic but lacking substance — 4 years ago
The movie reminded me of The Science of Sleep somewhat; however, I liked Being John Malkovich much more, for the humor and for some attempts at philosophy. I had been previously exposed to much science fiction about mind transfer, so the idea in the movie was nothing new, and it did not unleash any “can of metaphysical worms”.
As another reviewer put it, “Even if you enjoy fringe cinema as I do, you will find no substance in this film to satisfy you, only a huge hollow space around which there is a thinly woven plot.”
I still liked it, but would not watch it again, or recommend it to someone for their edification.