Hot Docs 2016: Tickled

A journalist investigates a competitive tickling league in Tickled. David Farrier is a pop culture journalist in New Zealand, who likes to focus on the weird and bizarre. One day he comes across a video for “Competitive Endurance Tickling” and decides to investigate this apparent tickling league. What he discovers is way bigger than he has ever imagined.

Tickled is a documentary that really needs to be seen to be believed. In fact, it is probably best to see this film knowing as little about David Farrier’s investigation as possible. What I can say about the film that this is indeed one of those stranger than fiction cases, which will likely leave people thinking “Is this for real?” All I have left to say about Tickled is that this is a documentary that quite worth checking out.

8 / 10 stars

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).