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A Better Place (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 25 October 2016 (USA)
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A shy and underdeveloped young man with uncanny powers learns how to cope with life in a small corrupt town.

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Dennis Ho

Writers:

K.R. Bass (screenplay), Dennis Ho (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Todt ... Jeremy
Perry Thomas Perry Thomas ... Sheriff Bower
Mary Ann Raemisch ... Jess
Max Aria ... Ned Bower
Joshua Lee Young ... Beach
Tonya Kay ... Sheila Cummings
Hunter McClamrock Hunter McClamrock ... Rev. Hicks
Kassi Crews ... June
Austin James Wolff ... Trevor
Claudia Zevallos ... Mirabella
Garrett Wareing ... Young Jeremy
Maria Olsen ... Rita
William Frederick Knight ... Sam Abram (as William Knight)
Don Yanan ... Harris Goodman
Rossi Anthony-Ben Gaona Rossi Anthony-Ben Gaona ... Mirabella's Son
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Jeremy Rollins is a young man with a very strange affliction. He has the uncanny and uncontrollable ability to deflect any physical attack and its associated pain and injury to the attacker's closest relationship. Born with this condition, Jeremy's mother had the foresight to home school him and limit his contact to the outside world. She feared that if he were ever discovered, men in white coats would conscript and subject him to unspeakable experiments. This upbringing makes him awkward and childlike, and upon the unexpected passing of his mother, Jeremy is forced to confront a corrupt town and face the realities of a harsh society and the cruelties of its people. He encounters a variety of unsavory town folk - a dominating bully who is the sheriff's son, the sheriff who is in the pocket of a corrupt banker, a gold-digging temptress and a reverend who has lost his way. But a local waitress, Jess, who sees something very special in Jeremy, befriends him. Through a series of physical ...

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His pain is your punishment.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Additional Awards 2016 The Modcon London Film Festival - Won "Best Feature Film" & "Best Director" 2016 Lyon International Film Festival (France) - Won "Best Director," Nominated "Best Music Score" See more »

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Jess' Song
Music and Lyrics by Dennis Ho
Sung by Mary Ann Raemisch
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Your one stop chop and slop
26 November 2016 | by blindstSee all my reviews

If you like terrible movies, this is an elegant masterpiece on par with the 2016 presidential race. Perhaps they couldn't have done it without them.

I first infected my television and my dear girlfriend's mind when we were looking for something to watch, anything. We opened the preview and although skeptical, I was intrigued. We gave it a shot, just jumped on in there with cold coffee and no popcorn at all. Had I known the ride I was in for, I would have done it all differently by repeatedly bashing my head into the front door until the brain trauma had finally leaked in.

The outright rudeness of the opening characters was splendid. It seemed that at every turn, any individual might walk in off the street with a raging case of hemorrhoids and sit on a gallon of fresh vanilla ice cream like it was no big deal to absolutely no reaction of the cast of background mutes.

I wondered to myself, what kind of town is this? Intrigued further, I continued to watch. I knew what I was in for, but I was completely unaware that some people have a completely different interpretation of a super power than the rest of the world, and some of these people have begun to infiltrate some of my favorite film genres. But can you blame me for continuing? I was thrown off my guard. I haven't seen movie making this bad since Kurt Russell wore and eye patch and Dolph Lundgren had baby smooth skin.

To be fair, When a movie opens up with forgettable 80's street thugs dressed all cloak and dagger like in Walmart shopping outfits pulling pranks on the local diner's lifer waitress, you just get pulled in somehow. It wasn't too long before I reasoned that this movie was clearly a joke and nothing more.

Now, if for some reason, you went the full mile like me and mine, I do recommend pulling out the sweaters as suggested by dbh850, because you are in for the flat tire of your life. I was shocked by the terrible service you get at the grocery store when your card is shut down, the overwhelming cunning of the local sheriff, and I may forever wonder just how many envelopes Sam Abram carries with him into church. Tireless hours were spent on thinking of the most immediate and abrasive reaction one might have to anything that put them at any sort of disadvantage or just simply didn't work out the way they were supposed to.

I for one am glad that I won't get this hour of my life back, because it was bound to happen, and I am grateful I will never have to relive the experience of seeing this movie again. Not an ounce of curiosity was left unspent, and I will sleep soundly knowing I have finally seen the worst movie possible. Putting it at the top of my list of poovies.


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