Connoisseurs of cable access may have caught at some point this incredibly bizarre romance movie/special (it doesn’t seem to be a series) where a very visibly retarded man attempts to woo the woman of his dreams (also very clearly mentally disabled) first through a series of daydreams done in the style of early silent cinema, then through the advice of group-home custodian David Johansen (Scrooged, The New York Dolls, “Hot Hot Hot,” etc.).
Like many of you, my thought process after seeing this was three stage:
#1. Is that really Buster Poindexter?
#2. Did I dream this or actually see it on TV for real?
#3. I wonder what Buster Poindexter did to get this community service.
Anyway, I saw it two other times on MNN in the past couple years, so it IS real. It’s title is something like “World’s Greatest Lover.” If you’re not patient enough to see this Flying Dutchman of amateur film making resurface at random, go see Be Kind, Rewind in theatres now.
Mr. Gondry has directed the entire cast to behave as if they were severely retarded for the entire movie. (Not act dumb or perform badly, I mean, but behave, move and speak as if they all are mentally challenged or have some kind of brain damage.) I hope the two hours I wasted on this movie can count against my community service