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Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight (1975)

Moment to Moment (original title)
| Comedy | 1975 (USA)
An experimental, ludicrous, plotless, absurd, surreal comedy. It is seemingly intentionally impossible to understand. It leaps from scene to scene, world to world, with recurring names and ... See full summary »

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Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey)

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Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey), Elsie Downey (screenplay) (as L.C. Downey) | 1 more credit »
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Elsie Downey Elsie Downey ... Multiple (as L.C. Downey)
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An experimental, ludicrous, plotless, absurd, surreal comedy. It is seemingly intentionally impossible to understand. It leaps from scene to scene, world to world, with recurring names and actors being the only things that hold it together. Very much like sketch comedy, except without much of a point. The movie literally goes from "Moment To Moment", with no actual narrative in mind rather than to just film a bunch of miscellaneous scenes and ideas and cut them together. Make of it what you will. Written by M.D.

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USA

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1975 (USA) See more »

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Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight See more »

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Goosedown Production See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Took several years to complete and only screened a handful of times See more »

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On the Moodus Run
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A Plotless Skit Show
17 September 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight (1975)

** (out of 4)

Normally I'd start off my review with a plot description but there's really no plot here to talk about. This film from Robert Downey basically features a bunch of small skits that have no connection to one another unless the director himself knows something that he decided not to put in the actual film.

I'm going to guess that the majority of people have watched these Downey films from the box set that Criterion released and the one thing all of the films have in common is the fact that they contain very little plot. That's certainly true here, although I'd argue that there's not a single plot to be found and in fact many people have labeled this a movie with no start or end.

For the most part I found the film to be mildly entertaining because the director at least made the film flow rather well. The 54-minute running time actually goes by pretty quickly but at the same time I honestly didn't laugh at anything. Whenever you're watching a comedy and you don't laugh then there's certainly a problem. The performances are good but there's just not enough here to really make this a good picture.


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