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OtherLife (2017)

After inventing a drug that induces time-compressed virtual realities, young Ren grapples with partner Sam over how to use their powerful creation.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jessica De Gouw ... Ren Amari
Thomas Cocquerel ... Danny
Shalom Brune-Franklin ... Coder #2
Liam Graham ... Jared Amari
T.J. Power ... Sam
Sarah Anjuli ... Start-up Programmer (as Sarah Hopkins)
Tiriel Mora ... Dr. Amari
Daniielle Alexis ... Train station pedestrian
Clarence Ryan ... Byron Finbar
Hoa Xuande ... Coder #1
Priscilla-Anne Jacob ... Miss Wilson (as Priscilla-Anne Forder)
Joseph J.U. Taylor ... Judd (voice)
Anna Philp ... Pedestrian
Maggie Meyer ... Board Member
Adam T Perkins ... Security Guard
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After inventing a drug that induces time-compressed virtual realities, young Ren grapples with partner Sam over how to use their powerful creation.

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A whole year in a minute.


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Release Date:

15 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iншожиття See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The security firm from which Ren takes a jacket is named "DMT Security". DMT is short for N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, a short-acting and extremely powerful psychedelic whose effects at a breakthrough dose include loss of contact with the user's surroundings and inner mystical experiences than can appear "more real than reality". See more »

Quotes

Ren Amari: As far as the brain is concerned, reality and fantasy are chemically identical.
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Definitely deserved a better review than 6.5
17 October 2017 | by GraXXoRSee all my reviews

*A no spoiler review so this will be pointless for anyone looking for confirmation/discussion after watching.*

Overall: Highly recommended.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, having no idea what it was about when I clicked on the icon in Netflix, so was slightly disappointed to find it given such a mediocre score on IMDb.

I will not give away the plot, suffice it to say that you'll have stay on your toes to follow the hints and clues. On a second watch, they are quite cleverly there!

The acting is first rate! The lead role's character and background are sufficiently fleshed out and approachable, and the majority of the science is quite convincing.

Moreover, like much of the best speculative fiction, the premise raises some philosophical and moral questions: In this case, regarding the application of cutting edge technology.

While not entirely original in plot (but then, what film truly is in the 21st century?) the adaptation and implementation makes for a worthy and memorable ride with some visceral and quite disturbing moments, not to mention a spot of exercise for the old noggin.


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