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I MARRIED A STRANGE PERSON

USA, 1997 (MIFF 1999, Animated!)

Director: Bill Plympton

It's Akira with humour, Roadrunner with humans, an animated Pulp Fiction! Bill Plympton's toon masterpiece —for adults who don't care about political correctness - is an insanely funny romp into a bizarre world governed by the cartoonist's surreal mind. Newlyweds Grant and Kerry find their relationship tested when Grant (via an unsightly growth on the back of his neck) suddenly develops the power to turn daily fantasies into reality. What's a woman to do when her husband makes bees stream out of his mother-in-law's orifices? What will the neighbours think when the lawn decides to fight back against the lawn mower? Three men—a media mogul, an army colonel and a failed comedian who just wants to be funny again— are all on the chase to exploit Grant's power for their own purposes.

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