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'Cheatin'': EW review

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Cheatin'

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
76 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/03/15
director:
Bill Plympton
genre:
Animation

We gave it a B

Limbs resemble swaying tree branches and eyeballs pour out of their sockets like pancake batter in the gonzo art of Bill Plympton. The cult cartoonist, known for his Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone illustrations and many gory, surreal animated short films, returns with this slow-gestating feature. Cheatin’ tells a classic pulp fiction about a wife who wants to rub out her two-timing hubby. It’s dialogue-free, though cooing and moaning are often heard during the adult situations. Even at 76 minutes it feels stretched, but Plympton’s vivid hand-drawn visuals—one sequence hurls a man through a boxcar, into the sky, underwater, and off a cliff—never lose their electric charge. B