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An ex-con just released from prison, kicked out of his trailer home, and gone on a cross-country journey to his long-lost brotherís pony ranch. But along the way, heíll encounter a depraved American underbelly of dusty towns, bizarre strangers, sudden violence, and a device that can record dreams onto VHS.
"The Rambler" is a highly original film but it is also one of the strangest movies I have seen in some time. I am not going to sit here and compare it to other films or other directors work because that would not be fair. This film pretty much stands on its own when it comes to being bizarre. The story centers on a man known only as The Rambler. As the film opens he is being released from prison from there the film becomes one long road trip full of crazy things that happen and over the top characters that he meets along the way like a crazy scientist who travels from town to town entertaining people with two mummies and a machine that he claims captures your dreams on vhs tape. The problem is everyone that tries it ends up losing their heads. To talk too much about the film would only ruin the surprises and plain old craziness that awaits but what I can tell you that the film is a mix of every genre you can possibly think of. There are moments when I caught myself laughing out loud and then there are moments of sheer violence and just plain disturbing moments as well.
The Rambler" is not a film for everyone, if you are a mainstream person then I recommend avoiding this one at all costs because all you will do is hate on it but if you like something that doesn't play by the rules then I recommend checking it out just do not over think it just sit back and enjoy the ride. Production wise the film looks and sounds great, the film moves along at a nice pace accept towards the end when the story seems to take a turn towards being more horror which seems to take away from the fun that was present earlier.
Acting wise the entire cast did a great job playing their roles but the film belongs to Dermot Mulroney, He is terrific as The Rambler. I am not even sure I liked the film to be honest but I can say I was entertained for the most part and was engaged as I waited to see what crazy things were going to happen next. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, You can order the DVD HERE and the Blu-ray HERE.
"The Rambler" is a hard film to recommend but if you are looking for something different to watch give this a try other wise give it a pass.
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
*** Out Of *****