#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very much like his own.
Plot: An unemployed Brit vents his rage on unsuspecting strangers as he embarks on a nocturnal London odyssey.
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“Don’t waste your life” A security guard advises the nihilistic anti hero Johnny. This film is macabre, raw, and with dialogue as sharp as anything ever witnessed on celluloid. Mike Leigh created a dark brooding magnum opus with this portrait of early 90’s London. His partnership with David Thewlis, who creates a fascinating and ribald character is simply astonishing. It is a performance that explores our very humanity.
This film investigates the existential angst as portrayed by the protagonist Johnny of what is to survive; the main character gradually reveals himself before us stripped of pretence and standing “naked” . Johnny’s diatribes tinged with apocalyptic tones upon the nature of the universe and beyond are breath taking. Sex and violence under pin the narrative of this film, and with Jonny adhering to no personal boundaries he embarks upon a journey that takes the viewer upon an uneasy and ultimately rewarding journey .
The film is important as it shows the true power of the cinematic medium , and as a cultural reference to the pap produced by Hollywood; exposing the neutered offerings mainstream cinema is plagued with. This film shows Mike Leigh as a master of his art, expressed by the unique performances he elicits from his cast.
This work of genius will be stumbled across in years to come and be celebrated by later generations for its language, its mood, and its effect which makes us engage in our very existence. A true testament to a magnificent achievement.
I hadn’t seen any of Leigh’s prior work before deciding to settle on Naked as a good starter. From what I’d gathered beforehand, I knew I could expect something that could best be described as “a gritty-feeling movie”. In hindsight, I don’t think you can describe Naked as being “a gritty-feeling movie”. You end up describing gritty-feeling movies as being “like Naked”.
That statement is pretty true Naked is as bleak and unforgiving as they come. There are no good guys or any possible chances for redemption. Whenever a glimmer of hope appears during the film, it’s obliterated within mere moments. The characters don’t undergo any significant changes throughout the film. The film ends in pretty much the same way it begins, probably doomed to repetition until the end of the world. If you sit down to watch this, all I can say is “be prepared”. Know what you’re getting into.
Although the unforgettable feel of the film could be attributed to its verité style (filmed on the dodgy side of London with very rough-looking film), it could be better attributed to the protagonist himself. David Thewlis gives what’s probably his best performance as Johnny, a man with few strengths and countless flaws. His eloquent monologues are roughly balanced by his harsh treatment of others. Johnny has very little respect for anyone or anything and it shows as he inflicts pain (physical or emotional, it doesn’t matter to him) on everybody that crosses his path.
As bad as he is, however, he’s oddly sympathetic in a way (especially when compared to a landlord who’s as callous and sociopathic as he is, possibly more so). In a way, I could actually relate to Johnny (and not just because I have the same coat). He knows how bad he can be and acts accordingly, only because he doesn’t believe in anything else or changing his ways. He just exists from day to day, just like any other human being. That’s what makes Johnny so compelling he really is only human. When karma finally catches up to him late in the film, we aren’t glad to see him suffer. Johnny is the best kind of character, full of nuance that will make different people love him and hate him for the same reasons.
Even though Naked depends heavily on Johnny’s presence, he is not the be-all and end-all of the film. The supporting characters are exceptional the stand-out roles being Johnny’s ex and her flatmate. Watching them try and deal with the sudden arrival of both Johnny and (later on) the landlord is in itself one very compelling subplot. A runner-up would be the security guard on his graveyard shift who engages in a series of debates with Johnny about time, life, evolution and the inevitable Apocalypse.
Needless to say, Naked was one hell of a film to watch. It makes me wonder exactly how I should rate it, if I should rate it. It’s not really one of those movies where you just say “Oh yeah, very good, very moving, 4 stars.” You’re more likely to watch it and afterwards not say anything, just think about it. Those are the exceptional films, and Naked is definitely that a dark, pessimistic insight into the mind of a human being who treads the fine line between self-destruction and utter dissatisfaction.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 12 min (132 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Mike Leigh
Writer Mike Leigh
Actors David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell
Awards 8 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Channel Four Films, Thin Man Films
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Metrocolor, London, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm