A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women.
The oppressively vapid life of Morgan is forever transformed when a mystical blue pyramid - that inexplicably produces doorknobs - appears in his apartment. What follows is a tale of greed ... See full summary »
Kris is attacked one night, and hypnotized, using a grub with hypnotic properties, administered by a thief. She follows the thief's instructions to give him everything, even taking out loans. After the worms are extracted, she wakes up to find her life ruined. She's lost her job, her finances are destroyed. Years later, she meets Jeff whom she may have a lot in common with. Written by
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When the Sampler is incapacitating a pig with his instrument, the knot is thrown towards the pig's face and stretched. In the next frame, the wire knot is around the pig's body between its front & hind legs. See more »
There are two approaching armies: hunger and fatigue, but a great wall keeps them at bay. The wall extends to the sky and will stay up until I say otherwise.
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Sure life doesn't give us all the answers, but unlike this film it's worth living for the ride.
Instead this was like watching a film school piece: beautiful score set to standard indie close ups, all designed to make you believe what you're watching carries some emotional weight. Unfortunately it doesn't, preferring to wallow in self-aggrandising smugness. I like films that ask the audience to do some work, but after an interesting beginning it got worse, as if riffing on it's own diluted concept of individuality.
Critics liked it because the Hollywood machine churns out such formulaic dribble nowadays but if this is the refreshing alternative, tie me down in front of 'Fast and Furious 27' any day...
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