★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Directed by Rebekah McKendry
As Glorious opens, Wes (Ryan Kwanten) is not having a great day. He’s falling asleep at the wheel as he’s driving only to be jerked back to reality by the images of his recent breakup with his girlfriend flashing through his mind. Realizing he needs to get off the road he pulls over at a rural rest stop and spends the night getting wasted by the fire pit and pining for his ex. Waking up with a massive hangover, he runs into the gross restroom to throw up and finds himself unable to get back out.
Moreover, there is a mysterious voice (the one and only J.K. Simmons) coming from the elaborately decorated glory hole in the stall that says it is a god and needs Wes’s help to save all of mankind. What unfolds is a cosmic horror odyssey that impacts all space and time but never leaves the bathroom!
Glorious is one hell of a good time! It’s gross, bloody, really, really funny and has one heck of a twist. Move over Gosling and Reynolds, Ryan Kwanten has proven himself as a leading man who can carry a film.
Glorious had its world premier at Fantasia and is currently available to stream exclusively on Shudder.