Consequences introduces us to Max, Jimmy, Norm, Nick and Jason at the age of eighteen. Friends since early childhood, they have bonded deeper than natural brothers. As eighteen-year-old men...
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Consequences introduces us to Max, Jimmy, Norm, Nick and Jason at the age of eighteen. Friends since early childhood, they have bonded deeper than natural brothers. As eighteen-year-old men, we share with them their dreams, loves, and friendships as well as life's hopes and frustrations. We, once again, meet them at age forty and learn how their lives have unfolded as we experience their marriages, strengths and disappointments. Together they are capable of celebrating with each other their emotions in an open and honest fashion. The group is together now on their annual football weekend, this year in Philadelphia. While bonding and enjoying the vibrant nightlife, they become separated only to find a darkness they have never known. It becomes a struggle of life or death. The friends find themselves disconnected from each other but ultimately gain a stronger respect for one another than they ever thought possible. Realizing that everyone must pay the price, they all have to deal with ... Written by
Makes "Hostel" look like a masterpiece of grace and dignity!
I've seen other reviews refer to this title as essentially a gay version of "Hostel" which might be the simplest if not the most apt description. In my opinion however the comparison is just as unduly flattering of "Consequences" as it is an affront to the "Hostel" films.
Now a quick word on the pillow biting aspect of the film. As a straight bloke I'd be lying if I didn't admit that it made me so queasy I may have thrown up in my mouth a little. I'm sure to get knocked by a few puffs and labeled a homophobic for being so candid but the truth is I've got nothing against homosexuals. I don't have anything against my mom and I wouldn't want to see her in the movie either. Having said all that my assessment of this film has little if anything to do with sexual orientation. Regardless of the direction one swings there are plenty of other reasons not to see this film.
I realize that regardless of what I think there is always a niche audience for this kind of thing. Such is the subjective nature of "art". So if you happen to be a desensitized, witless clod and you're really -- and I mean REALLY -- bored . . . AND you feel you're in the mood for some ridiculous and willfully vile, vulgar, repugnant, contemptuous, shameless depravity, then this film is for you, you sick, twisted degenerate. If you really must subject yourself to this travesty try to approach it with the mindset that you're watching a comedy and you might find it more bearable. At the very least you might not feel quite so insulted as this preposterous, heavy-handed hack job backhands you across the face with it's reap-what-you-sow pontificating in ways that make you ask yourself if the moral of a story can always justify the story. Not only is the acting talent on par what what you might expect to find at a high school play, but the "raunch factor" will leave you desperately hankering for a bit of pumice and a shower as you struggle to replace the inexorably revolting images in your head with thoughts of all the things you could have been doing during those 86 minutes of your life you'll never get back.
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