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Spoilers for Maniac

The elevator pitch for Maniac is, severally, “a less coherent Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Inception, but like, sweet” and “Her, but it’s your mother.” From this last film, in particular, Maniac borrows both an earnest, sentimental interest in human loneliness and an ultracapitalist landscape suffused by Japanese soft power.

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