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Choke a.k.a. “Soffocare”

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity and language.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Comedy, Romance
Length:
1 hr. 29 min.
Year of Release:
2008
USA Release:
September 26, 2008 (400 theaters)
DVD: February 17, 2009
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How can I tell if I’m getting addicted to sex? Answer

How can I deal with temptations? Answer

Lying

Featuring: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Brad William Henke, Kelly Macdonald, Kathryn Alexander, Teodorina Bello, Kate Blumberg, Jonah Bobo, Willi Burke, Heather Burns, David Fonteno, Matt Gerald, Clark Gregg, Joel Grey, Viola Harris, Paz de la Huerta, Michelle Hurst, Gillian Jacobs, Jen Jones, Jordan Lage, Matt Malloy, Mary B. McCann, Alice Barrett Mitchell, Marty Murphy, Neil Pepe, Bijou Phillips, Peggy Pope, Denise Raimi, Donald Rizzo, Judith Anna Roberts, Yolonda Ross, Mike S. Ryan, Solo Scott, Suzanne Shepherd, David Shumbris, Sebastian Sozzi, Kate Udall, Melinda Wade, Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Director: Clark Gregg
Producer: ATO Pictures, Aramid Entertainment Fund, Choke Film, Contrafilm, Johnathan Dorfman, Temple Fennell, Beau Flynn, Mia Lee, Mike S. Ryan, Derrick Tseng, Gary Ventimiglia, Tripp Vinson, Lisa Zambri
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Victor Mancini (Rockwell), a sex-addicted med-school dropout, who keeps his increasingly deranged mother, Ida (Huston), in an expensive private medical hospital by working days as a historical reenactor at a Colonial Williamsburg theme park.

At night Victor runs a scam by deliberately choking in upscale restaurants to form parasitic relationships with the wealthy patrons who ‘save’ him. When, in a rare lucid movement, Ida reveals that she has withheld the shocking truth of his father’s identity, Victor enlists the aid of his best friend, Denny (Henke) and his mother’s beautiful attending physician, Dr. Paige Marshall (Macdonald), to solve the mystery before the truth of his possibly divine parentage is lost forever. The film is adapted from the best-selling, critically acclaimed novel by Chuck Palahniuk.”

[How can I tell if I’m addicted to sex? Answer]


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Negative—…I saw this movie when it came out. The least to say I was disappointed. I had high hopes for this movie but I was a little worried because it was done by a first time director. there were some really good moments in the movie but mostly a mess. The move had a fractured structure, so it would bounce back and forth but this did not work very well. The movie needed to be longer. Like Roger Ebert said, that the end of the movie feels more like a rest stop then a conclusion, which is okay but I felt there could have been more. I would say read the book, even though I have not read the book yet I want to, and don’t watch the movie unless you really want to, then go rent it. I also would not recommend to those under 17.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 2
—Steven Paseshnik, age 20