Visioneers (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  2008 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 4,892 users  
Reviews: 47 user | 14 critic

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.



Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 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
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
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
Flushed (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 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
Bartleby (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A clueless boss has no idea what to do with his mundane office worker whose refusal of duties only gets worse each passing minute.

Director: Jonathan Parker
Stars: David Paymer, Crispin Glover, Glenne Headly
Gummo (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Stars: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer
Thumbsucker (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.

Director: Mike Mills
Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Pamela Dresser
Stars: Cheryl Dent, Brenda Adelman, Kristin Dattilo
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Samir Rehem
Stars: Omar Acosta, Patrick Brian, Derek Capps
Speed Freaks (TV Movie 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Michael Blieden
Stars: David Born, David Figlioli, Zach Galifianakis


Credited cast:
Julieen (as James LeGros)
Mack Luster
Anthony L. Fuller Jr. ...
Missionary #2
Joe Rosati ...
Jeffers Agent #1
Mycol Comolli ...
Jeffers Agent #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Adto
Dale Bowers ...
TV Couple Man


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Very Big Stress  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


[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

Darker than you might think.
17 July 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Trailers are strange beasts that often hugely misrepresent the tone of a film. I'm not sure if I enjoy the mischievous manipulation involved, or hate the mistrust that it generates. A little of both, I guess.

Visioneers is one such example: the trailer comes across as a fairly light-hearted, quirky romantic comedy.

In reality, however, this film deserves to sit beside 1984 and Blade Runner as dark and disturbing visions of dystopian futures. While it starts out with the uncomfortable humor you'd expect from a Zach Galifianakis film, the atmosphere of oppression builds over the course of the movie to become almost unbearable. This film makes Requiem for a Dream seem like an episode of 'friends'. The central character, George, lives robotically both in his dull office job and at home in a loveless marriage. The world around him is full of deadpan absurdities, a parody of drab offices and mid life crises, with an undercurrent of hopelessness that rings a little too true to sit comfortably.

The way the theme of dreams is turned into a literal threat is done with obvious self-awareness, but it comes across like a bad cinematic pun. Its more carefully constructed distortions of reality are where it really shines, with its vapid self-help infomercials, eccentric mentor figures, and the mega-corporation as a cult. And the way George seems to communicate through much of the movie semi-telepathically instead of verbally may be strange and unsettling, but also mesmerizing. Thoroughly worth watching.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wannabe-hippie crap waste of time. master_falk
Does Anyone know were i could watch this? WeRunWithFlyingDolphins
Vonnegut-esque vibe abutler127
I was an extra in this movie... glansfrenulum
Any news? mbus55
Straight to DVD. KevinRWright
Discuss Visioneers (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: