Robert Downey Sr.'s documentary about the eponymous Philadelphia park isn't as strange as his psychedelic 1969 satire, Putney Swope—and really, what is?—but it's a mighty odd bird. Neither a history lesson nor an organized look at the contemporary life of a public space, it merely collects breezy interviews with people who frequent the green space. An inordinate amount of focus is put on old men who go there to ogle young women. As the film progresses, Downey tries to imbue the park with a significance that he hasn't actually unearthed.
Robert Downey Sr