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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)

 -  Drama  -  8 April 2010 (USA)
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Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Gabriel
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Cari
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Elizabeth
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Pamela
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Saffron
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Erik
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Storyline

Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to write a play about the sorry state of his life. He quits his job, gets a pushy literary agent friend to represent him and starts writing. Although his marriage ends in a divorce, the play is success and although his life is different than it was, he is happier. Written by Brooks Branch

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what if you could write it over.... See more »

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Rated R for sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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8 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pollaploi sarkasmoi  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,025 (USA) (7 May 2010)

Gross:

$28,943 (USA) (21 May 2010)
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The movie uses "The In Crowd" by the Ramsey Lewis Trio in the soundtrack. However, the closing credits incorrectly cite the song as "In The Crowd". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gabriel: [listening to self on dictaphone] Oh wow! Until now is the only time I ever felt sure about anything. My whole life never seems to catch up to that moment. But to be unsure, well, I don't know. What if there's no reason in your life to feel shitty, but you do anyway? No enemy to point at. What do you do then?
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Such a Night
Written by William Daron Pulliam
Performed by Darondo
By Arrangement with Sugaroo!
Courtesy of Ubiquity Recordings
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Not worth the frustration and boredom
23 November 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to "Multiple Sarcasms". With a story about a man, basically at a mid-life crisis, who is looking for happiness in writing and in films, I thought I could really relate. But for a film about playwriting at its heart, it's rather poorly written. Many scenes telling us things that we already know. The first third of the film was introducing us to the main characters, over and over again. But I got everything I needed to know about the characters in the first scene so the rest just became a lesson in boredom.

It was supposed to be about Gabriel discovering that his happiness is rooted in writing, but then out of nowhere the main story became about crossing the line of infidelity. Not writing at all. Boredom, crossing into confusion just becomes frustration. Even with the many underrated actors, "Multiple Sarcasms" is not worth the frustration and boredom.


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