Idiots and Angels

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Time Out says

Sun Apr 27 2008

**** (Four stars)
Idiots and Angels, "indie animator" Bill Plympton's new feature, adopts a darkly humorous approach to the classic struggle between good and evil. The film's absence of dialogue takes some getting used to, but the sound effects and an excellent soundtrack keep the viewer involved. The story follows a nameless man, whose selfish attitude is cruelly thrown in his face when he wakes up one morning with angel wings sprouting out of his back. The wings, which he removes several times, in several disgusting, keep growing back and force him to perform good deeds, even though his brain is wired otherwise. The result is an imaginative and thought-provoking internal battle, externalized.—Cinzia Reale-Castello, TONY Kids photo editor

[This is a TONY staff review, written for the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. It is not considered an official review and should not be read as such. Please think of it as a casual impression from a movie-loving friend.] 

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