I wasn't exactly sure what I would think about this film. It has been on my radar for a while, since I first heard about it when it was on the festival circuit. I wanted to see it, but I was slightly hesitant that it would have an overly sexual theme to it. I ended up getting to see it while volunteering at the local indie theater. While a slight sexual overtone is present, it is not prominent.
The story is definitely very... interesting, to say the least. It's unusual to say the least. It is pretty uncomfortable in parts, but not due to a sexual nature as I had expected, but rather because of the general bizarre nature of the actions being investigated by the journalist. The film is definitely a very well-made journalistic documentary. It poses a question, answers that question with a variety of evidence, and uses that evidence to make a conclusion. Farrier uses a mixture of stock footage, interviews, and videos of his investigation to illustrate his point, and he does it very well. The variety of mediums helps to keep the film interesting, in addition to the unique story that you have probably never heard of before.
So overall, "Tickled" is a very good investigative journalism documentary. Fans of that type of documentary will likely enjoy the film, but it is not a film for everyone, as the story is just so unusual.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Maybe.
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