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The bottle of Dreamatol that Jeff Daniels takes out in the beginning of the movie (the first pills he takes in the film) has instructions that read: "For the relief of pain at its source, take as many pills as you can swallow until dreams overtake your perception of reality. Be cautious of the amount only when concerned with returning to reality. Otherwise, take the entire bottle for a complete disconnection from the pain of existence." Under the trademarked name Dreamatol it is described as a Dream Enhancer/Fever Reducer, even though the only ingredient listed is Ibuprofen. See more »
The text at the end of the credits: The director would like to mention that he was not going 92 miles an hour when he was pulled over in Waterlou Township and should have his fine refunded and an apology send to him. See more »
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Probably better if you haven't seen "Lost Highway" before
This is a pretty good thriller. Better than I expected. However, ahem... you can't help but see the director's influences... I mean, David Lynch's "Lost Highway" (the punch in the face waking the protagonist from his daze, the way he vanishes into dark hallways, and many more details...), Christopher Nolan's "Following"(not for the structure of the story but more for the direction, dialogues, etc.) and occasionally Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" (especially the bathtub creature episode).
Despite the gathering of borrowed imagery, this film still develops an obvious personal style and a precise direction. All in all, a very good first film owing also a lot to Jeff Daniels's performance. Hopefully, the next one will be less obviously influenced.
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