Review: Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It
Premiered at Frightfest last weekend and due for a digital release in 2022, Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It is my favourite thing to come out of Kazakhstan since Borat left there to visit America.
Director/co-writer Yernar Nurgaliyev keeps events happening with a kinetic visual flair that is always entertaining and didn’t once make me glance at the clock to see how much time was remaining…a sure sign of an enjoyable film for me.
Leaving his argumentative heavily pregnant wife behind at home, Dastan (Daniar Alshinov) joins his two best friends for a fishing trip. An outing that involves one of them floating down the river on a small paddle boat made of inflatable sex dolls, witnessing a man getting his head blown off at close range, being chased by a group of pissed off gangsters, a shotgun wedding, and trying to avoid a seemingly unstoppable facially scarred one eyed man who deals out death whenever he appears.
Yes, there’s a lot going on in this.
The occasional translation mix ups on the stream that we were given only added to the charm of this highly entertaining, and often brutal, road trip movie that takes you to places where laughter and squeals of disgust are expelled in equal measure as the guys try to survive their (now abandoned) fishing trip.
A running joke about fainting never failed to make me laugh, while the blood letting varied from a nail impaling a hand, through to the aforementioned cranium leaving the rest of the body scene.
Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It is a very entertaining movie that has me excited for what the filmmakers behind it come up with next.
Review by Dave from a streaming link kindly supplied by Aim Publicity.