This week on Alcohollywood, we’re taking another user request and checking out the genre-bending French import Rubber from 2010! On the surface, this film follows the head-exploding adventures of Robert, a sentient tire who wakes up with no apparent sense of purpose except to kill. Learning about his environment and what he desires, we also watch the exploits of the “audience” that is watching him through binoculars.
Both a campy horror film and an interesting experiment looking at the relationship between a film and its audience, the film’s a short but intriguing ride that’s definitely not for those who don’t like the absurd. In the meantime, fuel up with our custom cocktail and drinking game below!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Tire Fire
5 parts brandy
2 parts Grand Marnier orange liqueur
3 parts sweetened lime juice
1 part apple juice
Combine and shake; add bitters (optional).
DRINKING RULES FOR RUBBER:
- Whenever a chair is destroyed/toppled
- Every time the spectators raise/lower their binoculars
- Any time Robert the Tire vibrates
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
The man in the wheelchair (Wings Hauser) says “I’m not part of the movie, I’m just watching…”
Join us next week as we celebrate OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY (and an early Connickuh) with the Will Smith-Bill Pullman-Jeff Goldblum sci-fi summer flick of the same name!