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Channels (2008)

 |  Romance  |  2008 (USA)
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A writer/producer is about to make a big career jump and has a lot of activity going on in his life. But, emotionally, he's dead. Through a fantastical event, he meets someone. They fall in... See full summary »

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Kimberly Oja ...
Katherine / Janet Goodwin
Nat Christian ...
Black Racklin
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Walter
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Niles
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Ed Packard
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Megan Phillips
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Amber Barretto ...
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Broadcast Control Guard (as Paul Brighton)
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A.D.
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Black's assistant (as Charlotte Goerges)
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Lilly
Andy Duncan ...
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A writer/producer is about to make a big career jump and has a lot of activity going on in his life. But, emotionally, he's dead. Through a fantastical event, he meets someone. They fall in love. She wants to defy logic and hop on the passing train of time with him. He lets his mind rationalize and hesitates. She is gone and he finds himself in a desperate race to get her back. Will the magic that brought them together be strong enough to reunite them, or is it too long? Written by Jay Stein

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If you believe in something strong enough, it can be real.

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A beautiful, profound, funny and engaging motion picture!
8 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

CHANNELS makes you realize that the time to act is now. Before it is too late.

Within the context of a love story, we are made to laugh, to enjoy and to cry as we begin to realize how precious it is to seize the moment.

I read that the budget was something like 200,000.00. I can only imagine that, if the movie was made for 60 million, how it could have been a box office success and even an Oscar contender.

Writer-director-actor, Nat Christian's film works on so different levels - as a love story; as a philosophical introspective; and as a comedy. Most importantly as one person's true realization that time has passed. The cast works beautifully under Christian's direction. So does the music (Rossano Galante) and the camera work (Michael Hardwick).

As an actor, Christian is one of those very rare talents who is incredibly fascinating to watch, only using honest, subtle, nuances. Hopefully he'll act in more features. John Kassir as a selfish agent is very funny. Kim Oja is sincere and real, and beautiful. Taylor Negron is also very real both in the serious scenes as well as the comedic ones. Ed Asner and Joan Van Ark make special appearances and contribute great talents to the movie.

Is the film right for everyone? Probably not. But if you like romance and would like to think about things after the movie, CHANNELS may be right for you.


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