6.1/10
5,137
49 user 16 critic

Visioneers (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | 2008 (USA)
When people begin exploding from stress, George Washington Winsterhammerman tries to ignore the epidemic and live his usual life, but then he suffers his first symptom.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Dark
Stars: Matthew Modine, Callum Blue, Paul Adelstein
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Zach and Avery Treus are brothers, roomates and aspiring novelists. After two years of scraping by in pursuit of their dreams, older brother Avery's ambition seems to have faded. As he ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Devlin
Stars: Aubrey Tennant, Graham Clark, Gary Coward
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A battle ensues among groups of government spy teams in an underground facility after their boss is assassinated.

Director: Fouad Mikati
Stars: Joe Anderson, Rob Corddry, Ellen Barkin
Gigantic (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.

Director: Matt Aselton
Stars: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman
Are You Here (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two childhood best friends, one a superficial womanizer and the other a barely functioning bipolar, embark on a road trip back to their hometown after one of them learns his estranged father has died.

Director: Matthew Weiner
Stars: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler
Flushed (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A series of comic vignettes that take place primarily in a nightclub women's and men's room.

Director: Carrie Ansell
Stars: Miriam Shor, Sharon Houston, Adolph Dupree Brown
Z II (2011)
Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A slacker frozen yogurt shop employee is taken hostage by a mysterious woman in this action-packed short film.

Director: Jared Drake
Stars: Helena Barrett, Robert Buckley, Chris Coppola
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
George
...
Michelle
...
...
Sahra
...
Julieen (as James LeGros)
...
Jeffers
...
Rodger
...
Todd
...
Cindy
Ryan McCann ...
Mack Luster
Anthony L. Fuller Jr. ...
Missionary #2
...
Jeffers Agent #1
Mycol Comolli ...
Jeffers Agent #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Adto
Dale Bowers ...
TV Couple Man
Edit

Storyline

The Jeffers Corporation is a world success, endorsed by the U.S. President, pitching productivity and happy talk. George is a third level employee, supervising three or four others. Around the world, people are exploding as the stress of denying feelings takes its toll. The Jeffers' response: mind control. George and his wife are miserable: he's impotent with occasional fits of infantile pique. She's reading a book on happiness, trying everything. His brother, released from prison, starts of freedom-of-expression movement in George's backyard. Plus there's Charisma, a woman from Level Four who sends him paperwork - with smiley faces. Can George connect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Very Big Stress  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

George's house in the movie is Jared Drake (Director) and Brandon Drake's (Writer) parent's house. In an effort to get the movie made under any budget, the brothers chose many locations that they knew they could use for free. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maddie: Jeffers morning, George.
[gives him the finger]
George: Jeffers morning.
[returns the finger]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Satire on Modern American Suburban/Corporate Life
3 January 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

If you made a movie about the abuses of a meat packing industry and your audience was the owners of several meat packing firms, you wouldn't get good reviews. That mostly explains the unusually low score for this movie. Its not likely to bring glee to the eyes of those that usually adorn the walls of the local multiplex.

The film is pretty good satire. Its satire not only comes from the situation, but the foreboding mood that lurks throughout the film. It takes on multiple dysfunctions in American life. These would include corporations, Oprah Winfrey, Junk Food, Televangelists, Suburban Households, Materialism, etc.

The film does this all pretty well. There are some occasional flat notes; this would include Zach Galifianakis going into overly long star offs. Most of the staring he does is within bounds, but sometimes he crosses the line. Some of the satire was lacking any subtlety; I'm thinking of the life coach who tries to cure Zach.

Many people have compared this to Brazil, its a fair comparison. In terms of quality, this movie is light years away from Brazil; that is very important however. The one plot point that greatly diverges with Brazil is the ending. I liked the ending to this and thought it fit very well with the rest of the movie. If it ended another way, the film may have come off to much as a wet rag.


17 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?