This is not a movie for thinking, it's a story designed to take you down the rabbit hole.
I thought this may have been a bit over the top but was in the mood, after a really long day that lasted a week, for a little escape.
I did watch the Art of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus first. It was free when I saw it.
Great way to preview without trailer highlights & get a feel.
I forgot, how great Heath Ledger is. One of those Kevin Spacey actors that just gets lost in his craft & takes you with him.
I don't normally synopses bc I feel you should discover a story on your own but it's kind of necessary here.
Dr Parnassus has the ability to pull people into his mind to achieve their fantasies.
So take that concept & add the over the top Monty Python Sir Terry Gilliam, & Heath is just perfect in this beautiful fantasy.
It's very hard to keep a story on point while being pulled into a fantastical, theatrical, mind altering world.
Somehow, that's exactly what was satisfied here.
I'm so glad I bought this not just rented.
It has that Alice inWonderland quality, I love visiting over again.