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Strawberry Mansion (2022)



Critic Consensus: Strawberry Mansion's sci-fi premise provides cover for a film whose dream logic and surreal visuals are underscored by quietly poignant themes.

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In 2035, our dreams are no longer our own-they're infused with product placement and auditors assess unpaid taxes on our most private reveries. Beleaguered taxman James Preble (Kentucker Audley) arrives at a run-down house in the countryside for a routine audit and encounters Bella Isadora (Penny Fuller), a lifelong dreamer who remains resolutely analog, circumventing the surveillance state with VHS tapes and homemade headgear. As Preble works his way through Bella's archive of the unconscious, he begins to fall in love with visions of her younger self (Grace Glowicki). But all is not well in dreamland as dangerous family secrets and a rogue's gallery of blue demons and fried chicken pitchmen threaten to set the lovers' paradise ablaze. Can Preble and Bella escape from the modern, monetized dreamscape and find refuge in Strawberry Mansion?

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Critic Reviews for Strawberry Mansion

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (5)

A film to admire not just for its psychedelic aesthetic delirium, but also for its pure moxie, its gleeful embrace of the very idea of filmmaking itself.

August 1, 2021 | Full Review…

Strawberry Mansion is sensational, strange, and sophisticatedly sweet.

February 1, 2021 | Full Review…

Even as [it] stretches its flights of fancy past breaking point, there are pleasures to be taken from the blithe, handmade execution of its vision, throwing everything in the pot from creaky animal puppetry to 8-bit effects.

January 31, 2021 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a candy-colored storybook that wants nothing more than to put you at ease.

January 29, 2021 | Full Review…

The filmmakers do a lot with little and don't try to hide it, providing a welcome contrast to the idea that effects-driven storytelling exclusively belongs within the costly realm of Hollywood spectacles.

January 29, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

An imaginative and charming film not despite its financial limitations but, in part, because of them.

November 13, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4

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