Walter Gary Benjamin works as a ticket-taker slash ticket-tearer at the local Cineplex. When Walter was ten years old he made a deal with God to judge the eternal fate of everyone he comes in contact with in exchange for his father going to Heaven. Walter manages his daily routine and his worrisome mother until the mysterious Greg shows up and forces Walter to confront the meaning of his life, and his future.Written by
Purple Bench Films
Heaven or hell? People don't find out where they're headed until they die. But I know. I know where everyone's going. Because I'm the one who makes the decision. This was the moment my life changed forever. Because God starting speaking to me. He gave me a job. My purpose in life. The judgments. He told me as long as I trusted my instincts and did my job... everything would be alright.
My name is Walter Gary Benjamin. My friends call me Wally. My enemies call me "kid", or...
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An excellent film reminiscent of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Being John Malkovich". Strange, quirky, and original. I am truly baffled by the criticisms of people asking, "Is it a comedy? Is it a drama?" Whatever emotions it evoked in you or themes you identified with, that's what the film is. "Watler" reminds me of "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou". It will engage the feely-parts of anyone who has ever had to cope with loss or wondered "am I crazy? Am I okay?" but never intended to take itself too seriously. Don't think too hard about it. Just drink it in. I lost my father when I was young and most films exploring that relationship are pretty pedantic. Kudos to "Walter" for keeping it weird.
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