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Visioneers (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | 2008 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Jared Drake

Writer:

Brandon Drake
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Credited cast:
Zach Galifianakis ... George
Judy Greer ... Michelle
Mía Maestro ... Charisma
Missi Pyle ... Sahra
James Le Gros ... Julieen (as James LeGros)
D.W. Moffett ... Jeffers
Matthew Glave ... Rodger
Chris Coppola ... Todd
Fay Masterson ... Cindy
Ryan McCann ... Mack Luster
Anthony L. Fuller Jr. Anthony L. Fuller Jr. ... Missionary #2
Joe Rosati Joe Rosati ... Jeffers Agent #1
Mycol Comolli Mycol Comolli ... Jeffers Agent #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Adto Angela Adto
Dale Bowers Dale Bowers ... TV Couple Man
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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At various points in the movie, the word "tunt" is used. "Tunt" is the last name of Judy Greer's character in the animated TV series "Archer". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maddie: Jeffers morning, George.
[gives him the finger]
George: Jeffers morning.
[returns the finger]
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Galifianakis' dryly disengaged work compensates for the film's weaknesses...
14 July 2010 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Orwellian comedic-drama from director Jared Drake and writer Brandon Drake pares civilization down to a desperately stress-free society filled with self-help gurus and innocuous television shows. Zach Galifianakis, an unhappily married family man who works in Level 3 of a major productivity corporation (where the company logo is the middle finger salute), attempts to avoid combustible stress as it is causing citizens to literally explode. There's no passion left in his marriage, yet the sound of a co-worker's voice on the phone reminds him of a happier time--when love ruled his heart. Nearly-ingenious bit of offbeat satire, infused with deadpan black comedy and Galifianakis' sly performance (he keeps a straight face almost throughout, though there's always a naughty twinkle in his eyes). Some of the situations fall flat, the dialogue is a bit crude, and the film runs too long at 95 minutes (cut the crusts off this material and it may have made for the perfect short). Still, the surge of feeling (and redemption) at the finale is worth waiting for, and the picture has an intriguing look and ambiance that could garner cult status. ** from ****


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Fall City, Washington, USA See more »

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