Patton Oswalt: My Life in 10 Movies

The comedian and author of 'Silver Screen Fiend' charts his rise from young cinema junkie to successful stand-up via 10 gamechanging films

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'Aaltra' (2004)

"This was sort of the modern equivalent of It's a Gift, really…it's a Belgian movie about these two assholes that become paraplegic and end up traveling around the country in their wheelchairs. It's this beautiful, subversive movie that just sort of blindsided me. You think, you can't make a comedy out of this — and then these guys totally do it. I belong to this service run by this company called Film Movement that scours a lot of film festivals and brings back stuff that doesn't always get distribution. Then they mail you DVDs, sort of like a Book-of-the-Month club. That's how I saw it, and it was just like, 'Yes! People are still pushing the envelope.' Track it down, you won't be sorry."

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