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Seeing Heaven (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 25 April 2011 (UK)
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A beautiful young escort, Paul, suffers from trip-like dreams he doesn't understand. Paul is searching for his twin brother, but the journey he goes on is a dark one. In discovering his true past, Paul is in danger of destroying himself.

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Ian Powell

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Ian Powell (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Alexander Bracq ... Paul
Denton Lethe Denton Lethe ... Zhivago
Thomas Thoroe ... DeLeon
Maximo Salvo Maximo Salvo ... Carlos
Anthony Styles ... Simon
Gunnar Hojem Gunnar Hojem ... Nick
Andrew Shire ... Bobby
Nic Gilder Nic Gilder ... Alan
Scott Van Der Merwe Scott Van Der Merwe ... Adam
Jamie Karl Cross Jamie Karl Cross ... Jamie
Piotr Blak Piotr Blak ... Peter
Israel Cassol ... Israel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Chapman Lee Chapman ... Baxter
Anton Dickson Anton Dickson ... Pan
Chris Grezo Chris Grezo ... Griffin
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A beautiful young escort, Paul, suffers from trip-like dreams he doesn't understand. These visions are shared by his clients, both scaring and exciting them. Paul is searching for his twin brother, whom he hasn't seen since childhood, and hooks up with enigmatic film director John Baxter. Desired by everyone but lost to himself, Paul is persuaded to make one adult film, which will help him discover himself, and in the process find his twin. But the journey he goes on is a dark one, involving dangerous clients, an unscrupulous rival producer, and unsafe sex. In discovering his true past, Paul is in danger of destroying himself Written by Ian Powell

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Selling your body doesn't mean selling your soul

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Drama | Thriller

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Story with Potential Going Into Nothingness
18 April 2019 | by breckstewartSee all my reviews

For some reason, I was quickly turned off by the lack of budget and artsy pretentious soft erotica even though it doesn't always bother me. But I convinced myself to give this a fair shot because the original premise sounded intriguing. I should have known better but I went for it and watched the whole thing. Wow, what a bad movie.

The main thing that really bothered me, as pointed out by other reviewers is how some scenes and pieces of dialogue were repeated all throughout as if trying to make them sound more profound to the viewer but it just felt tiresome as things progressed.

The acting is by far the worst aspect of this production and that's saying something since we can totally see just how low budget this is yet, a lack of money never bothers me as long as creativity is present and rewards the watcher.

But in this very bad flick, the more time passes the worst the acting gets and the more the story goes south. Every scene becomes excruciating after a certain point and I had to work hard to keep watching. Even the sex scenes were boring, not that I would have wanted more explicit sexuality but I kept seeing just how uncomfortable the actors looked and it made me shudder.

The lead actor Alexander Bracq as Paul is probably the worst actor in the bunch. In the movie every character keeps referring to him as beautiful beyond words, including himself and although the actor is cute enough, he is no supreme Adonis in my humble opinion. This repeated statement made things quite laughable as things progressed and it kept pulling me out of the story in disbelief. As far as looks are concerned, a little humility goes a long way in my book.

The ending is just as atrocious as I expected and even though there are some nice moments here and there throughout, this film was stuck between wanting to be a soft porn with no explicit sex and a "regular" story with no foundation. So nothing really worked and I was relieved when it concluded.

I have seldom seen a movie so bizarre and weird but I usually like anything that doesn't conform and tries to be original but in this case, the story is just too monotonous and redundant to become anything but a huge letdown, not that I expected much anyway by the time the credits rolled.

I felt bad giving this only 1 star so I gave it 2, mostly for the courage it took to try something different but without a proper sense of pacing and a lack of originality the film didn't stand a chance. Too bad cause I wanted to like it but that just didn't happen.

I don't recommend it either unless you are prepared to really work at trying to enjoy yourself. I did on my end and it got me nowhere but maybe you'll have more luck on that front.


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