Main Plot Points:
- Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born of the filth collecting in a corner of Ian’s neglected bathroom, works to win Ian’s trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. With The Mold’s help, Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor he’s been ogling through his peephole, Leah, and he manages to find a slice of happiness despite his unnatural circumstances.
- But Ian starts to receive strange messages from his old and broken down TV set that make him realize that The Mold may not be as helpful as it seems to be, and strange characters combined with stranger events cast Ian’s life in the shadow of an epic battle between good and evil that Ian is only partially aware of.
What We Thought:
- Motivational Growth is completely idiotic. There is nothing good about this film.
- A down on his luck guy tries to kill himself after his TV breaks and there’s talking mold and TV shows and cartoons and I don’t get it.
- I simply thought it was dumb. If there’s some message to be had, I didn’t get it. I was bored. I don’t want to see a guy sitting out in his tightie whities talking to mold in his bathroom.
- It started out as something I might like. It seemed trippy with cool effects and I thought it might be about video games or TV references, but nope. He starts talking to mold.
- There’s probably some existential, finding yourself message in this, but I don’t care. I didn’t like the look of it or anything going on in the film.
- Motivational Growth is probably some cult favorite of someone out there, but it’s not me. I hated it.
- Commentary with actors Jeffrey Combs, Adrian DiGiovanni and director Don Thacker
- Photo Gallery
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Jeffrey Combs (voice)
- Adrian DiGiovanni
Recommended if You Like:
- Obscure, idiotic films