Primer director Shane Carruth returns nearly a decade after his debut feature with the enigmatic thriller Upstream Color. Amy Seitz stars as a woman whose life is shattered when a thief gives her a mysterious drug that forces her to do whatever he says. Years after this incident, she begins a tentative relationship with a man (played by Carruth), but both of them seem to suffer from strange memory problems, and she's still haunted by what happened to her before. Upstream Color screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where Carruth won accolades years before with Primer. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
The story was too bizarre to relate to, but even if you could put your brain in neutral long enough to accept it, the story-telling left you scratching your head. The whole thing was disjointed and cryptic. Even though the other elements of movie-making were well done, I can't recommend it.
I think Mr. Carruth was probably on some kind of drug when he wrote this garbage. I tried following this on Wikipedia while watching this trash and it didn't help. All I could figure out was that you can't cross people with pigs. I didn't have to waste my time to know that.
It's unfortunate that the other reviewers were unable to comprehend this movie. It IS challenging. It is also one of the most terrifying horror movies I've ever seen. I don't know why it's not in the horror category. My GF had to stop watching it because it was giving her a panic attack. I would describe it as a nightmarish ride in the artificially assaulted psyche of individuals no longer in control of themselves or their perceptions. Absolutely awesome.
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