When perpetually disgruntled twentysomething Hunter Reeves is fired from a chain bookstore, his best chance at regaining some semblance of financial security is by offering himself to ...
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When perpetually disgruntled twentysomething Hunter Reeves is fired from a chain bookstore, his best chance at regaining some semblance of financial security is by offering himself to Pharmakhem, which, despite being exactly the type of pharmaceutical conglomerate Hunter is prone to despise, is paying good money for human test subjects. Along with his fellow unemployed friends Nicki and Greg, Hunter agrees to set aside his most recent Noam Chomsky book and swallow an experimental anti-depressant. Unlike Prozac, however, this drug doesn't encourage proper brain chemistry as much as it induces stupidity. Ignorance really is bliss for Hunter; while he finds himself increasingly unconcerned with the state of the world, he's also becoming progressively dumber. Written by
i don't really understand why the user rating for this film is so incredibly high. i saw it at the austin film festival in 2002 and was not impressed.
i thought the story was shallow, and lacked any sort of real reasoning, i really don't like how this is compared in any way to "flowers for algernon" which was a great story, while this is not.
i've always thought the point of a film was to make someone care about the characters, and to tell you the truth i was sitting in my chair thinking "geez, he's such a little terd, i dont' really care what happens one way or the other." and although this is a comedy, i can't recall really laughing. this film was trying to be to serious for its own good. if one is going to make a "stupid" comedy, go all out and make a "dude, where's my car" then i might at least laugh a few times.
all in all when i think about this film my first thought is "that's two hours i'll never get back." anyway, i wish no ill will on the filmmakers, i just hope they invest their time and money more wisely next time.
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