Film Review: “My Friend Dahmer” (2017)

“I think we should form a Dahmer fan club.”

There is no sympathy here for (or glorification of) the cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, but there is a bit spared for Jeff Dahmer, who was a weird high school kid in need of a best friend and some hefty psychiatric care. Ultimately, this is a tragicomic coming-of-age film that’s, at times, hilarious and harrowing in equal measure.

Jeffrey Dahmer tried really hard to not become Jeffrey Dahmer.

My VHS cover pull quote: “In the context of watching this movie, I was worried that my fashionable hipster glasses might be too Dahmeresque.”

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