Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tickled (2016)

IMDb plot summary: Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.
Directed by David Farrier and Dylan Reeve.

I saw a preview for this movie just a few weeks ago and instantly thought, "I have to see that." It delivers in every way what I'd hoped. It's a thoroughly bizarre documentary, told very much through the lens of one set of journalists following the ever-more-surreal rabbit hole of one particular company promoting "Competetive Endurance Tickling." Every time I think the story couldn't get more bizarre, it does. It's a very engrossing piece of storytelling told in a very interesting way, and it delivers on all of its off-the-wall promises.

4 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Tickled > Harry and the Hendersons
Tickled > The Artist
Tickled < The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Tickled < E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Tickled < Four Lions
Tickled > Key Largo
Tickled < Fright Night (2011)
Tickled < Double Indemnity
Tickled > The Front
Tickled > 9
Tickled > Moonrise Kingdom

Final spot: #569 out of 2470.

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