Movies From the Hat VI #9 – Alex’s Pick – Tickled (2016)


This is my 3446th Review

Thanks to  Alex of Alex Raphael for this recommendation.

“I started this journey curious about a bizarre sport called Competitive Endurance Tickling. But I now think this was never even about tickling… This is about power, control and harassment. It’s about one person’s twistedness, and how far that can go. One person, who has managed to shelter himself with money to keep his obsession going. But now, it’s his life exposed. For once, it’s him on camera. ” – David Farrier

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Oct 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A journalist tries to uncover the truth behind a strange tickling competition that he stumbles across online that takes him to some really unbelievable situations.

My Take on it – When Alex suggested I watch this film, I wasn’t sure what to really think.

The premise seemed quite strange but I figured that I could handle 90 minutes of a documentary about tickling.

I really had no idea hat I was getting myself into because as the film moved along, I began to see how it was dramatically evolving into a film about something else entirely.

I won’t spoil it for anyone who wants to eventually see this film, but I will say that it stays gripping the entire way through.

It is also scary on some level to see what kind of world we now live in due to the intricate and mysterious ways technology has changed our lives and our perception of things to a point where we assume things are real when it’s possible they are far from that.

As of today, I have watched 37 of the 63 films for this series and this film still remains my favorite of them all.  That could change soon as a tackle the rest but regardless, it will be ranked quite high when I finish them.

Bottom Line – Amazing film that took me places I never expected to go.  It’s hard to discuss this without giving too much away because this film is best viewed with as little prior knowledge as possible.  The way that this story unfolds is unbelievable and after assuming I was about to watch a film about one subject, I was so surprised to see how things evolve as things moved forward.  This is both a gripping and scary film that says so much about the world we currently live in when it comes to the mysteries of technology. Truly a film worth seeing. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During a screening at the True/False Film Festival the film had to be stopped for nearly ten minutes while local police escorted two people from the cinema. The two were allegedly private investigators who had been spotted trying to record the film with a device hidden in a coffee cup. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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6 thoughts on “Movies From the Hat VI #9 – Alex’s Pick – Tickled (2016)

  1. I’m so glad you liked it. Your Movies from the Hat series are so well done always try and offer you something that little bit different. When I saw it I knew nothing about it which added to the experience for me. Just fascinating.

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