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Chapter Zero (1999)

A novelist examines his life and ambition when his world is turned upside down by a sultry publisher.

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Adam Lazaras
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Victor Lazaras
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Marta
Bryan LiPuma ...
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Cheyenne
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Jane
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Manatee Man
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Cassandra
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Jason
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Frank Lazaras
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Laura
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Bill Landers
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A novelist examines his life and ambition when his world is turned upside down by a sultry publisher.

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Rated R for language including sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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Starts off promisingly then slackens off
26 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

'Chapter Zero' starts out as a promising comedy, but quickly descends into a drama. The movie seems to plod through the middle stages as our main star tries to cope with what could be a mid-life crisis at the age of 29 (turning 30).

It seems that our writer/director uses all his comedic material at the start of the film and then wonders how he can further develop his characters without the witty and funny comments. Don't get me wrong I am a fan of quality drama and comedy, however after the strong beginning I suppose I was expecting a little more.

The acting was adequate throughout and it was great to see Laurel Holloman again. I am becoming quite a fan of hers. It was also good to see the writer/director not end the movie in the predictable way and actually throw up some surprises.

I recommend this movie to people who enjoy a comedy/drama and can put up with a slow middle section. It is worth sitting through and you will get quite a few laughs. Just don't expect a laugh riot. I know I will never look at turtle wax in the same way again.

7/10


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