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Freedom State (2006)

 -  Comedy  -  7 April 2009 (USA)
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After the apocalypse, a group of mental health patients have inherited the Earth. Armed with a short bus and imagination, they must rebuild society and find the edge of the world.

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Credited cast:
Megan Murphy ...
Krystal
Harry Lessinger ...
Dex
Richard Garfield ...
Bosco
Katie Bailey ...
Eloise
Jim Craig ...
Chuck
Nine DeJanvier ...
Denise
Suzanne Duval ...
Nurse Garrit
Dax Jordan ...
Midge
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Ted
Matt Ludwick ...
Cloud
Suzanne Owens-Duval ...
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Ry Sherrell ...
Frederick
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Velvet
Agrippa Williams ...
Bernie
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A crackpot comedy about sanity, a quest, and crazy love. When eight mental health home patients wake up to discover that the Nurse is absent, the T.V. is out, and find a glass eye made in Rapture, Indiana. . .they come to the only possible conclusion: the apocalypse has happened. Each takes on a new role in society and finds a sense of purpose through imagination. Led by their president--a disenfranchised housewife who has decided normal is crazy--they commandeer a short bus and head out on a mission to save the world's survivors, on their journey to find the edge of the world. Written by Aaron Kirk Douglas

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Where Freedom is a State of Mind

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Quirky characters taking a surreal trip out of their mundane lives
25 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The cast is brilliant as a batch of quirky characters caught up in their own magical mystery tour, as they embark upon a whimsical journey through the countryside of a perceived post-Apocalyptic world. "Freedom State" is one of those films that really captures the attention more through character development rather than today's flash and floundering. This film has a vision that is really less purpose and more introspection into how different minds and personalities meld in an almost surreal world.

The main character Krystal - as played exceptionally by Megan Murphy - is bored and attention-deprived in her lackluster marriage and home life, she wants something else, but not sure what. Her wish is to "learn to be crazy," because "being normal is crazy." In many ways, these lines ring true.

"Freedom State" could almost be viewed as a modern-day more abstract and adult "Wizard Of Oz," as nothing is real but all are involved. The fact that their surreal journey takes place in the vehicle of the rest home's yellow short bus also adds the Beatle-esquire "Magical Mystery Tour" aspect ("Yellow Submarine" anyone?).

Coming in at just about one hour long, it is exactly as long as it should be for the story contained within. No matter what one might think while viewing it, it leaves a lasting impression in the mind and the desire to see it again. Rarely is seen a film with as well- matched a cast as in "Freedom State." "Freedom State" is a must see.


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