When it comes to vanity pieces that are made by the inept, Fateful Findings leads the rest in insanity. This is the model for a really, really, so bad its good movie. Thank you Neil Breen for giving us this travesty to film-making!
This movie...wow. Nothing, nothing, nothing makes any lick of sense or resembles reality. Not even the idea of the film makes sense. How many plots can fit in one movie and how do you even come up with any of them? Even the shirts worn in this thing don't make sense. There is just too much insanity to describe.
Neil Breen stars, directs, produces, writes, edits, et al. He does so many things in the making of this film that he even tried (TRIED) to disguise all the things he did (including catering & casting) in the credits but then tells us that he disguised the credits. What mind does these things? He's brilliant. I'm sorry Wiseau, you're a lot of fun, but Neil Breen is the true auteur of insane vanity.
We won't discuss any plot points but here's some highlights of the "content" - magic? ghosts? astral projection? conspiracy? marital issues? teleportation? lost loves? murder? kidnapping? government coverups? wizards? transcendentalism? laptop destruction? Now why all the questions marks? Because we honestly have no idea if any of these things are actually in the film. It's that much of a mind job.
Then there is the least sexy sex. Imagine Tommy Wiseau's sex scene in the Room. And then imagine a film that makes that scene look like a Vivid Ent. production. We are convinced that Neil Breen doesn't know how genitals work.
We can't praise this film enough. It is immediately thrust into the discussion of greatest bad movie of all time and is a MUST WATCH. It's a stop what you're doing and watch this film.
One note on the below ratings on Riffability. We have to give it a 0 when viewing it for the first time. It's just to insane to mock because it will melt your brain and turn you into an organ donor. Eventually it will become a 5 on Riffing but it will take you probably four viewings to get past the deconstruction of your mind.
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Neil Breen was first noticed when his film Double Down was streaming on Netflix. Actor, Producer, Director and on down the list possibly even to Caterer, Breen is a true independent. His films are creatively funded and very low budget. His current project Twisted is gathering on Go Fund Me. The man behind the credits, however, seems to be smoke, mirrors and the regular victim of internet trolls. His Wikipedia page bio has been significantly different every time I have visited it. The first time the site depicted him as an in-and-out of the bin mental patient. Some weeks later he was a real estate agent who had accidentally hit it big and currently he is being listed as an architect who partially self-funds his films when necessary. Whether or not he is actually crazy, which seems doubtful, his films are bonkers.
Fateful Findings is Breen’s third film. It seems to be viewed as his most successful but there are no numbers as it was privately funded and Breen sells copies directly from a dedicated website. On IMDB the contributor accuses Fateful Findings of borrowing the plot from Double Down but then digresses to the point where the assumption is made that all of Breen’s films have the same plot. I would argue that his films share themes but the plot of the films are actually too hard to identify to be completely the same.