93- Fish Story [6.5]

A rare single by an obscure rock band makes a strange voyage through time in this witty and original science fiction tale.

Fish Story is an odd movie that, until the last few minutes, seems to not be coherently structured. It is then that director Yoshihiro Nakamura makes me want to re-watch the film over again to have a better appreciation for Fish Story. I really like the emphasis he places on the power of music, but was even more impressed by how well he melded science fiction into the narrative. Fish Story isn’t for everyone (I grew a little restless towards the end) but is an interesting example of how to upend a viewer’s expectations for how a movie can be laid out over three acts.

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