The Idiots is about a group of people who confront the conventions of middle-class society by exploring their 'inner idiot'. Liberated by fully experiencing their excessive feelings, aggression and primitive egotistical sexuality, members of the group must also deal with the aftermath of their idiocy.
A well-made, funny and thoughtful film ; but ultimately a bit disappointing because of its well-ploughed content, and unoriginal take on it. There's something for everyone : comedy, philosophy, pornography, social comment, and a real story involving at least 2 interesting people. And it's all filmed according to the strictures of the director's beliefs : musicless, 'real' and a bit off-beat. But really it's a bunch of hippies versus Responsibility, and - apart from a few really funny, shocking and emotional scenes - it doesn't quite pack the punch it occasionally promises. Dogma is fine, and it still looks like a film that is pushing some boundaries, and its 'conventional' setting gives it immediate impact, but, in the end, it doesn't break the mould.