BRILLIANT from start to finish. Utterly gorgeous and sublimely weird as if someone combined The Wizard Of Oz, Fantastic Voyage & A Matter Of Life & Death. The worst part of the film was the realization it had been out for almost two decades before I discovered by on accident on Neflix.
I knew Chasing The Kidneystone was something special when I was confronted with a bitter anthropomorphic teddy bear with definitive ideas of magic grousing about being replaced by a chemistry set. Despite his anguish he does what all good bears do for their humans...he helps. Simon gets a dose of magic potion to help him go inside his ailing grandfather to try to help him get better.
The scenes inside grandpa are DELECTABLE starting with the grabby taste buds who cant decide if he is bitter or sweet so they use their phone to call the Cerebral Nerve Center who is already overwhelmed with calls from other parts of the body and not too keen on taking silly questions from taste buds.
The costumes and cinematography are luscious and so sumptuous they are practically edible. It is a feast for your senses. So much glory for your eyes you will be rubbing them every 5 minutes and wondering if you are really seeing what you are seeing and also checking your tongue for acid residue because this movie is so unhinged and surreal you will think you took LSD. By the time you get to the love police standing guard at The Palace Of The Heart your whole world will explode with the wonder of what is possible.
This movie is for EVERYONE who believes in magic and light and love and beauty and shadows and imagination & it will pump CREATIVITY out of your ears like hormonal pterodactyls...wait I am sorry ENDORPHINS come out of your ears not hormones, oh well at least I got to say pterodactyls which doesn't come up in a lot of reviews you know, so count yourself lucky I could squeeze it in. I'd bring up halitosis dancing and a bilious fat phobic witch with an atomizer but don't want to spoil the adventure that comes with discovering this masterpiece for yourself.
Chasing the Kidneystone is beautiful & glorious and your life will be better by embracing it with your whole soul. It will be in the palace of my heart FOREVER.
Review by jjessup97 from the Internet Movie Database.