A tremendous exercise in bad taste
It might be tough to fathom for some, but "The Human Centipede" isn'tthe most disgusting movie Tom Six has ever made. "I Love Dries" is muchmore difficult to keep looking at, and I don't even fully understandwhy. Logically you'd expect a crazy scientist that attaches people'smouths to other people's anuses to be more disgusting than fat peopleeating eggs, but I guess it's the distance from reality that makes thedifference here. We can be fairly certain there isn't anyone like Dr.Heiter in this world, but trailer trash eating eggs with ridiculousamounts of mayonnaise (in extreme close-up)? Hell, that could behappening right now. "I Love Dries" is a movie that dares you to watchit, it's a hazing for B-movie veterans who think they can stomachanything. I closed my eyes so many times during this movie that I'mbarely qualified to review it. But nausea is better than boredom Iguess, and this is pretty much the only thing Six has to keep thismovie interesting. The insane plot (an impotent guy kidnaps a famoussinger to impregnate his hideous wife) is out of breath way beforehalfway, so why not go for broke and have the entire movie be aboutobese people talking about diarrhea and infections?
The bizarre thing about this movie though is that it's a vehicle for afairly popular Dutch singer that tried to get into acting. Most of thissinger's fans are fairly old, so is this just a sick joke Tom Six isplaying? Was his whole plan to get elderly asses in seats, just todrive them away within ten minutes? If so, I got to say that's prettyhilarious. Perhaps I'm just giving him too much credit though, maybegeneric gross-out is all he could think of while writing a comedy (Ithink this was meant as a comedy, it's hard to tell).
The true piece de resistance of this movie has got to be thespectacular chase scene in the middle though. The titular charactermanages to get away from his captors at one point, he's already quitefar away when they notice. Dries seems fairly athletic for a man in his40s, while his capturers are chain-smokers that weigh at least 300 lbs.After a long, epic chase involving jumping across creeks, climbing overfences (that they can easily walk around, mind you) and running half amile through a cornfield...he's caught! HOW? Because otherwise themovie would be over is the only explanation I can come up with. Seeingan able-bodied man pretending he can't jump a creek that he couldliterally step over is a highly underestimated form of entertainment.That scene alone might be worth the price of the DVD, it's not likeit's expensive.