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Half-Life (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 19 January 2008 (USA)
As troubling signs of global cataclysms accelerate, a brother and sister react to their father's desertion and the powerful presence of their mother's new boyfriend.

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Jennifer Phang

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Jennifer Phang
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Credited cast:
Sanoe Lake ... Pamela Wu
Julia Nickson ... Saura Wu (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
Leonardo Nam ... Scott Parker
Ben Redgrave Ben Redgrave ... Wendell
Lee Marks ... Jonah Robertson
James Eckhouse ... Richard Parker
Susan Ruttan ... Lorraine Parker
Alexander Agate ... Timothy Wu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katrina Agate ... Jenny
Mary Angello Mary Angello ... Aida
Vonn Scott Bair ... BBQ Dad
Mike Bruce ... TV Anchorman
Toby Evetts Toby Evetts ... Documentary Announcer
Deb Fink ... Terry Hartman
Chris Flint Chris Flint ... Man in Riot Scene
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A precocious boy and his jaded sister use their imaginative powers to escape a confining home-life, save their self-destructive mother from her charmingly manipulative boyfriend, and finally reinvent their world in a mind bending conclusion. Written by Wendell

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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pretentious faux deep nonsense
22 January 2012 | by scottwallvashonSee all my reviews

This is pretentious faux deep nonsense. It was designed so that pretentious faux deep pseudo intellectuals could watch it, then sit around, smoke cigarettes, and say pretentious faux deep things. The things they say will be gibberish, but they and their pretentious faux deep friends can pretend that they have meaning so that they feel sophisticated. Many of us knew them in college. I think a Saturday Night Live skit was made about these sorts of people featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones, but I can't recall the exact episode.

I heard that this was intelligent science fiction. It wasn't. It had a pinch of vague stereotypical psi phenomena so that it could jump genres, but the psi had nothing to do with the plot. I waded through the whole thing hoping that there would eventually be some point. There wasn't. It was just the same old annoying and sometimes creepy sexual tension and promiscuity mixed with a lot of emoting and confusion.

I would give this movie one star, but that would be unfair since the acting was reasonably good. It's not the actors' fault they got dragged into this thing. They probably needed the work. The actors deserve some small concession.


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