I can’t recommend a new movie called THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE, a very dark comedy about a timid man who decides to take karate lessons even though actor Jesse Eisenberg is perfect as a 35 year old nerd who gets mugged in the street and then decides he needs to learn how to fight. THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE is a bizarre dark comedy that delivers dry chuckles instead of outright laughter and then shocks the audience with some brutal violence. The setting feels like an absurd dream world from the 1980’s. The movie itself tells a cleverly executed, very weird story that left me shaking my head.
July 29, 2019 at 3:02 PM HST - Updated July 29 at 3:02 PM