Just finished watching Paprika, & I am in love (perhaps mainly due to my growing fascination with this whole postmodernism business).
Serving as a direct influence for Christopher Nolan's Inception, Paprika opens with a ringleader welcoming you to the show, which promptly spills out into a parade, which then spills into the theatre, which is showcasing a sequence of a film that was never completed by a character, which is a dream by someone, which is merging with other dreams, which are under investigation by an agent named Paprika, which is a dream in itself which, akin to the opening parade, spills out into reality (which is just another parade, really [and that's the tip of the iceberg, baby.])
While not the visual treat as say, Tekkon Kinkreet or 5 Centimeters Per Second, the visual direction/animation is quite nice (and tenfold more interesting than plain ol' camera shots ) and I didn't really cringe at a single line the entire movie! This flick's earned a permanent residence on my harddrive, right next to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Casablanca, Baraka, & a few others.
When a wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again: I would have none but knaves follow it, since a fool gives it.