The Final Member

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  • Summary: Paris has the Louvre, London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland-a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle-boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by SigurðurParis has the Louvre, London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland-a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle-boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Sigurður "Siggi" Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and every "thing" in between. Lamentably, Siggi's collection lacks the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen. Siggi's world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from an elderly Icelandic Casanova and an eccentric American. However, as the competition for eternal penile preservation heats up between the two men, Siggi soon discovers that this process is more complicated than it initially appeared. Collapse

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Apr 17, 2014
    83
    The Final Member boasts a stranger-than-fiction subject so odd and funny it almost couldn’t miss. But Bekhor and Math make the film much more than a limp gag.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Apr 17, 2014
    80
    Funny, fascinating, and packing a surprisingly poignant twist, the doc will get plenty of free publicity and, for unsqueamish moviegoers, will live up to the hype.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Apr 17, 2014
    80
    This wonderfully weird documentary pinpoints the desire to preserve fleeting glories.
  4. Reviewed by: Heather Baysa
    Apr 16, 2014
    70
    the shock factor was to be expected from the get-go, and so it's not all that shocking. What is compelling, however, is the weird way this film demonstrates the supreme emotional effectiveness of a simple quest narrative.
  5. Reviewed by: Josh Kupecki
    Apr 16, 2014
    67
    While very funny, The Final Member is also a compelling examination of society’s concept of masculinity and male identity, and an empathetic portrait of three men in the fading decline of their lives, staring at their own mortality. In the end, their obsession with leaving behind a legacy illustrates a universal truth for us all, and that’s no joke.
  6. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Apr 15, 2014
    63
    A potential barroom joke blossoms into a surprisingly poignant portrait of three aging men wrestling with how to shed their mortal coil.
  7. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Apr 18, 2014
    25
    Generally speaking, the museum seems like a modest, but vividly-detailed freak show.

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