Monster in a Box

"Extraordinary"

Monster in a Box Review


After proving his ability to dazzle audiences with his monologue Swimming to Cambodia, Spalding Gray returns with this follow-up that outlines his experiences in Los Angeles (having found minor fame with the prior film), traveling to Russia as part of an American cinema tour, fearing he has AIDS and seeking psychoanalysis, and -- most importantly -- attempting to write a novel called Impossible Vacation (which can now be found used for about a quarter). Directed with a light hand by documentarian Nick Broomfield, Gray remains on top of his neurotic game here, with, as his therapist says, his subconscious so close to the surface you "can see its periscope." Awesome.
Monster in a Box

Facts and Figures

Run time: 87 mins

In Theaters: Monday 1st June 1992

Box Office Worldwide: $311.2 thousand

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Jon Blair,

Starring: as Himself

Also starring:


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