The Strange Thing About The Johnsons

File:The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011) poster.jpg
Source: Wikipedia.org

1. What is it?

The short film and Vimeo Staff PickThe Strange Thing About The Johnsons, that was directed by the director Ari Aster:

*Viewer Discretion Is Advised*

2. What is it about?

The Strange Thing About The Johnsons is one of those strange films that you have to see yourself because trying to describe what it is about will reveal too many spoilers, and it is a bit hard to describe and it is better seen than described.

But this is how it is described on the IMDB (The Internet Movie Database) page for The Strange Thing About The Johnsons:

A dark domestic melodrama/satire about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind.

The closest film to this short film that I can think of is a film that I saw several years ago called We Need To Talk About Kevin (Film):

3. Why do you like it?

I am not sure if The Strange Thing About The Johnsons is really the type of film that you can comfortably say that you like and it made me feel a variety of emotions/feelings like confusion, surprise, disgust, awkwardness, uncomfortable, strange, disturbed, even a bit of confused laughter during some oddly comedic moments et cetera.

This short film seems designed to probably effect/affect the viewer on a more subconscious level causing the viewer to feel a variety of emotions/feelings leaving the viewer confused and unsettled by the changing tones throughout the film as the viewer tries to make sense of it while trying to predict what will happen next because there was a bit of mystery and suspense and horror and even a big of odd comedy; which is what I like about this short film because it was able to effect/affect me in various ways, and this film felt longer than it really was because of some smart filmmaking I assume.

4. Why would someone else like it?

Once again I am not sure if The Strange Thing About The Johnsons is the type of film that people can comfortably say that they like, but it is the type of film that will provoke a response from the viewer so it is one of those films that some people (who can handle it) can watch and get different types of responses depending on the viewer.

But be warned, watch this short film at your own risk, it may be too strange and uncomfortable to watch for the average person.

Final Thoughts

I found out about The Strange Thing About The Johnsons today when I watched a Double Toasted video on YouTube called THE STRANGE THING ABOUT THE JOHNSONS MOVIE REVIEW – Double Toasted Review.

This is the type of film that definitely leaves an impression, and I do not recommend watching it with or recommending it to anyone you are not comfortable with and to anyone who may not be able to handle watching something like this.

The end,

-John Jr

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