Victor Goodview (2018) (Blu-ray Review)
DIRECTED BY: Vincent Turturro
STARRING: Winston Shaw, Kenny Borland, Tammi Cubilette
RATED: UR/REGION O/1:78/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Troma
In the Yonkers ghetto, on the outskirts of New York City, aimless-millennial Victor finds himself without a job and short on the utility bill. To make matters more… uncomfortable, he hasn’t had a bowel movement in longer than he can remember. Victor seeks solace by making friends of dubious character, smoking crack of dubious quality, and pursuing women of dubious intent. As Victor readies himself for his desperately needed dead-end job interview, the consequences of his lifestyle catch up with him. Victor Goodview provides a true alternative to the typical, woe-is-me white boy after-school-special.
We have a guy who’s having a really hard time and really needing to tape a dump in Victor Goodview. A movie that is just as much about one man’s constipation as it is anything else. I don’t know if I had to even tell you before, but yes, this is the newest movie to hit Blu-ray from Troma. While I’m not sure Victor Goodview will be giving everyone something that they want plotwise and all of that, I can, at last, say that we have another Troma movie that does at least look good in HD. That sometimes can be spotty. Here, however, in the storyline for Victor Goodview, we are shown the story of a man in desperate need of some money and of a bowel movement. This leaves the door open for some weird but funny moments and even if on paper it doesn’t seem like it would be my kind of movie, I think I saw through the crude stuff and the typical weird stuff movies like this offer to see the deeper story below it all. I may be crazy, but I at least feel like this one could be deeper if really looked into.
But this isn’t an essay, this is a movie review and I’ll just say that our lead, Winston Shaw, is actually pretty good here. He makes the loser known as Victor seem somewhat relatable and even a sympathetic at times. You almost forget that a good chunk of the plot revolves around the guy trying to take a dump! There’s a trail of very odd and strange characters to go along with him and the plot and if you can look past the fact this isn’t a gore and nudity-filled release by Troma and can look into the actual plot I think you just might find this one watchable and even kind of interesting. With the noted bathroom humor undertones and all. Victor Goodview isn’t on a Troma release level as Toxic Avenger, Fathers Day, or even something like Psycho Sleepover, but it’s a pretty good little movie that I hope doesn’t get passed over by the Troma faithful too much.
– Filmmakers’ Commentary.
– Deleted Scenes.
– A Great View of Victor GoodviewFeaturette.
– An Introduction with Lloyd Kaufman
– Theatrical Trailer, and more
Quality of Transfer: 94%