The Sundance walkout has a long and storied history, with critics fleeing Park City theaters over the years for all sorts of reasons of taste, boredom, or Katie Holmes. Still, Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano, and directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert should be pretty proud of the aerobic benefits of their new film Swiss Army Man, which apparently got audience members on their feet in droves.
Critics were presumably put off by Radcliffe’s role, in which the Harry Potter star plays a bloated, constantly farting corpse (that also, it-goes-without-saying-but-we’re-still-going-to-say-it, sports an erection throughout the film). The Boy Who Didn’t Live Anymore is paired up with Dano, a suicidal man stranded on an island, who talks constantly to his flatulent, decomposing friend about the value of life. (Also, he apparently rides him like a jet ski.)
We’re not sure which aspect of Swiss Army Man—described by its creators as a “fart drama,” presumably necessitating yet another Oscars revamp to encompass the new genre—it was that pushed people out of the theater: the masturbation discussions? The man-on-corpse kissing? The farts?
Okay, actually, we’re pretty sure it was the farts.