The Singing Detective – Filtered
While hospitalized with an extreme case of psoriasis, novelist Dan Dark (Downey Jr.) reworks his first book in his head. Feverish, paranoid and prone to musical outbreaks, he confuses himself with the his protagonist, a detective investigating the muder of a prostitute in 1950s Los Angeles.
“The Singing Detective” is a story of a man who thinks of his novel in his head while not being able to move or write because of his skin disease-psoriasis. He gets frustrated, confused, and thinks he is the main character in his novel. Although the images of his skin disease are somewhat disturbing it is a real disease that people get and it shows him working through the whole process of getting better and bettering his relationship with his girlfriend.
Because of the skin disease shown it may be more suitable for older viewers. It’s an interesting movie with some singing and music that were a bit catchy at times as well.