Swimming to Cambodia

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Released 1987

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Director:
Jonathan Demme
Released:
1987
Rating:
R
Swimming to Cambodia is a 1987 filmed performance of the brilliant monologist Spalding Gray directed by the legendary Jonathan Demme. It was based off of Spalding's hit Broadway show. Spalding Gray gives a one man tour de force as he recounts what happened during the filming of the 1984 film The Killing Films which was shot in Cambodia and in which he had a small role. He muses upon what it was like to be there, amidst the area's unstable politics and abundance of sex and drugs. The whole film is just him at a table with a glass of water and a map of cambodia behind him. While that may sound dull, the film is anything but dull! Spalding's oratory skills are outstanding and he tells his stories in such a way that the viewer feels they are right there with him...

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    Mr. Gray's feature-length monologue brings people, places and things so vibrantly to life that they're very nearly visible on the screen.

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    This curious idea for a movie actually works.

  • 70

    Variety

    Spalding Gray's free-associating recollection of his experiences in Thailand during the making of The Killing Fields had an exhilarating immediacy which is mostly absent in this co...

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