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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.

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Mack Luster
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Jeffers Agent #1
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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>

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

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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 »

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[first lines]
Maddie: Jeffers morning, George.
[gives him the finger]
George: Jeffers morning.
[returns the finger]
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Brazil on a smaller budget!
13 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this at SIFF tonight, and I must say that I'm very impressed. For a first time director, this film is very well done. It's both funny and original, which is rare to find. I'm a big fan of dystopic future stories, and to see something like this executed so well on a (relatively) small budget is very inspiring. The themes of the movie, such as unhappiness, stress, and the death of dreams are all very relatable. Zach Galifianakis does quite well. I love him as a stand up comedian and goofy comedy actor, but was admittedly skeptical about his role in this. However, he did an amazing job, playing the character, rather than playing his comedy persona. The movie does have quirky and odd elements that may turn some people off, but for many others, those things make it all the better. I highly recommend this movie. Please go see and support it so that we can get more movies like this in the future!


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