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Rat Pack Rat2014

  • 3.7
Eddie plays a Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator hired via Craigslist to perform for a boy's birthday party. He arrives at the boy's home, meets the boy's mother and finds her living in a hoarder house. Despite the bleak surroundings, the woman is full of life and excited to meet Sammy Davis, Jr. She's homeschooled her son and kept him in the dark about modern music, movies and the outside world. The boy is a huge Rat Pack fan and his birthday present is a personal performance from the Candy Man himself.

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Extraordinary combination of black humor and pathos. Goes to places you never expect it to go. A wonderful movie in every respect -- writing, directing, acting, concept, set.

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Extraordinary combination of black humor and pathos. Goes to places you never expect it to go. A wonderful movie in every respect -- writing, directing, acting, concept, set.

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I totally agree. Amazing film.

Movies are the final frontier of the imagination. They bring to life with the power of the passing image a thousand words squared. Rat Pack Rat combines documentary and fantasy, cinema verité and horror film. This has to be one of the most disturbing vignettes i have ever seen. Poignant and pathetic, frightening and fabulous.

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What would you do for someone who is at their end? Like the film's main character, you are unable to take your eyes off the ugly side of dying. Everyone has their issues, but comparatively to others, are they much of anything, but minor quibbles?

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What a strange, strangely haunting little film. An unlikely plot, unlikely and unlikable people, and yet it is a high order of movie-making. I have no idea what the director will do next, but if I see his name I'm more than very likely to see his work. It's a terrific showcase for a talented director.

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So creepy. Not what I expected....

Todd Rohal's strange and dark sense of humor takes the viewer to an unexpected place. Excellent.

What to experience while watching this film? Horror? Hilarity? Tenderness and love? Utter disgust and revulsion?

All in the same moment?

Is Rat Pack Rat nothing more than one unbelievably tasteless joke interminably stretched over 18 gross minutes?

Or is it a great film, spiritual and even sacred?

One moment was so revolting that I actually covered the screen with my hand. At others, I felt as if my heart cried tears of tenderness for its characters. Ultimately, Rat Pack Rat is about the mysterious, and so often paradoxical aggregation of things that can make the human spirit courageous and ennobling: and so capable of giving love.

Tooooo painful to continue watching...

Creepy, but very profound, and in a way that's hard to explain.

Weird, tasteless, waste of time.

Interesting and Different. Packed a lot of story in18 minutes!

Very sad....Didn't care for the content.

funny

that was the most disturbing thing i've ever seen. hands down.