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Possible Worlds (2000)

 -  Mystery | Sci-Fi | Crime  -  13 July 2001 (UK)
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A man lives in parallel worlds, falling in love with the same woman, while the police hunt down a serial killer who steals brains.

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Joyce
Tom McCamus ...
George Barber
Sean McCann ...
Inspector Berkley
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Kleber / Doctor
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Daniel Brooks ...
Bob
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Mariah Inger ...
Johnson
Laurent Imbault ...
Darkroom Technician
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
Jocelyn
Eric Hoziel ...
Axxon Security
Simon Lee ...
No-Nose Man
Clément Cormier ...
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Sylvie Rousseau ...
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A man lives in parallel worlds, falling in love with the same woman, while the police hunt down a serial killer who steals brains.

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The first English-language movie for Quebec director Robert Lepage. See more »

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When George and Joyce are talking outside the beach house, the shutters on the windows are closed, but when they jump down on the grass, they are open. See more »

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Inspector Berkley: Doctor Kleber says that he was never able to get anything but rudimentary consciousness going.
Inspector Berkley: There is a light that flashes occasionally, but we don't know what it means.
Inspector Berkley: Your husband probably isn't aware of who he is.
Inspector Berkley: Kleber described it as kind of a fluctuating dream state.
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Diabolical attempt at high brow ideas
14 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of friends and I bought this film as a joke, namely because it has the title 'possible worlds' a title that hints at being concerned with David Lewis' modal realism. However, we endeavoured to watch it objectively and without philosophical prejudice. The result: one of the most painful 90 minutes of our lives.

A film cannot be termed 'deep' or 'thought provoking' merely in virtue of having excruciatingly long pauses in it, or a main character who stares into space constantly. Whoever wrote this clearly has no knowledge of philosophy beyond the opening lines of Wittgenstein, Descartes, and dare I say Lewis (although I doubt the writer had even heard of Lewis as this is such a car crash of an attempt to deal with possible worlds). This film is not deep, nor does it address big, or weighty, philosophical ideas. It fails to be entertaining, and it is not particularly well filmed. The acting is stilted, and the dialogue, where it exists, is dreadful.

Overall review 1/10. Do not watch this film if you have any background in philosophy, you will be offended. All I can say is I'm glad the late great David Lewis probably never saw this.


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