Terése Flynn’s review published on Letterboxd:
Part of my Scavenger Hunt #2 list. Task:
3. A Surreal Film!
While watching Dušan Makavejev's Sweet Movie I had no idea what W.R - Mysteries of the Organism was about, so when I pressed play this morning (yes, this morning, it's totally normal to watch these kinds of movies while eating breakfast) my first reaction was "Oh no, not Willhelm Reich again" and then "Aaaaah! That's what the W.R. stands for, doh".
W.R. - Mysteries of the Organism starts off like a very biased documentary about Willhelm Reich but soon becomes the cinematic kaleidoscope I hoped it would be. I'm bombarded with implications, images, theories and information all while having fun on the way. Sure, it is a little over explicit (and then I'm actually not talking about the nudity and the sex) and a little too straight forward, but that is excused due to Makavejev's playfulness.
Even though I truly enjoyed this movie, I was not that pleased with the first 25 minutes of it. More could have been done to that documentary segment, making it feel more in tune with the rest of film. It also felt a little boring when I realized that W.R. - Mysteries of the Organism is about the exact same thing as Sweet Movie is about. I repeat; the exact same thing! It's far from the same kind of movie though, this one being way more light-hearted and easy going all the way around. As it should, because that's how our relationship to sex should be.
Viva la eyaculation!