According to Netflix.com, the story is somewhat like this: "'Rubber' follows a car tire named Robert that rolls through the desert Southwest using its strange psychic powers to blow up birds, bunnies, human beings and more. But when Robert spies a gorgeous woman motoring down the highway, he decides to follow her and take a chance on love." It sounds completely insane and impossible to do without being stupid, 'Rubber' pulled it off without much effort. I mean, they gave an inanimate object a life and a personality.... that's not an easy task. It's like being a Kardashian's agent.All in all, love it or hate it, this movie is a breath of fresh air. Not unlike the works of Eugène Ionesco. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Ionesco This is a film makers version of the theater of the absurd. I really enjoyed this movie and am looking forward to what comes next. It also gives me hope that there is still something new under the sun. I can't call this the best movie I've ever seen or one that I need to watch very often. It is what it is. A movie about a tire with a bad attitude and a love of a human girl.
I really want to give you more details about what happens here.... I really, really do. However, if I was to spoil the ending then there would be no point to go back to the beginning. Needless to say, it's a perfectly absurd ending to a perfectly absurd beginning. It leaves you wondering what will happen next and it plays upon one of my favorite sub-genre's of horror. But wait, is this a horror movie? Honestly, I don't know what I'd call it. Granted there is a LOT of head explosions and violence. At the same time, there is a lot of other things going on that aren't horrifying. I'm not even 100% sure if this was to be some kind of commentary on the world at large or if it is just what it claims to be: a movie about how all movies revovle around events that happen for "no reason". 3 out of 5 bizarre stars. Go watch it, but watch it with an open mind and a clear head.
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