Survival Skills

Survival Skills ★★★★

Schizopolis à la Tim and Eric but a lot more horrifying.

I was going to try and write this review without saying the words Adult Swim but there's really no better way to describe what kind of movie this is than saying it feels like it was straight outta the Adult Swim studio, a lot smarter and with greater emotional depth though.

Survival Skills presents itself as an instructional video on police procedural skills, hosted by Stacy Keach of all people, in which the protagonist slowly becomes self aware and starts trying to rewrite the events in the video to save a woman and her daughter from the domestic abuse they've been suffering at the hands of her husband.

I loved this, it's slow burn descent from kooky Tim and Eric segment to heavy handed surreal drama is intensely gratifying.

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