Spacey plays Prot, a man who claims to have come from planet K-Pax.
Jeff Bridges is Dr Mark Powell, a psychiatrist, who tries to find
out if Prot is telling the truth or not.
is much evidence which points to Prot's story being true: A sensitivity
to ultraviolet light, knowledge of a little known constellation
which he knows the orbits of, various methods of heeling patients
in the asylum, a conversation with a dog... He apparently goes missing
from incarceration for three days at one point...
our panel of critics thought
just don't believe in hypnosis, I want my money back. Powell didn't
even get Prot to do a chicken impression and all, a missed opportunity
was sitting next to a woman in the cinema who was brought out of
a deep sleep by Jeff Bridges in this movie."
would pay good money for a Jeff Bridges self-hypnosis tape."
that's what a knocker is."
moment of flashback hell, thankfully only in brown and white."
is a soap bubble round? So I look like a human? Prot, you're making
a calm God fearing Republican want to go get his gun when you talk
like that son."
Please tell me the ending
traces Prot's story and discovers that he is (could be using the
body of) a Robert Porter who killed a man, wife and child in New
Mexico, Santa Rosa, five years ago...
when it comes for Prot to 'go home' a light source does indeed appear
at the predicted time, however Prot's body remains, albeit apparently
changed (something ...Spirit?... removed?). Bess, one of the asylum
buddies, disappears after the Prot deadline passes, has she been
taken to K-Pax?
body remains. He is last seen being wheelchaired about, his asylum
audience sure he has gone back to K-Pax.
Dr Bravisimo-Encore II Movie Review
Spacey continues to deliver performances of the finest truffle like
caliber, from the choicest, juiciest, firmest scripts available.
Not bad for a crumpled forty something still working in Hollywood
can not remember a movie this year which gripped me so.
The whole movie is a fine journey with an ending about as good as
you could get on the budget.
looks like Data."
if you'll excuse me I have a beam of light to catch."
"The reproductive process is quite unpleasant." Powell:
"Could you explain it to me using something I would understand
like a tooth ache?" Prot:" It's more like having your
nuts in a vice but we can feel it all over...and what is worse the
sensation is associated with something like your nausea accompanied
by a very bad smell. The moment of climax is like being kicked in
the stomach, and then falling in a pool of Mot droppings."
sunglasses wearing jewel amidst the teen-chaff at this point of
movie history. Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey are both superb.
7 , 2002