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Synopsis: This is dark comedy at its depressing best, or at least that's how it begins and maintains through most of the movie. Yes this is truly a future world without any reason to exist. In the future scheme of things only productivity is valued, individual pursuit of excellence, friendship, love and anything else worthwhile you may think of no longer holds any meaning. We have become rats in a maze and nothing more. The loss of meaning, the understated confusion and the thinly guised desperation simple exudes from the screen. Laid out before us is a society in utter pain and that pain is exquisitely displayed on the face of the film's star, Zach Galifianakis. He is a man about to explode, literally, which is what people do when they can no longer stand living in a world with no meaning. Our hero has reached the point of critical mass and realizes that he must either break free and discover personal happiness or explode. It isn't easy in a society that has all but lost the ability to look outside the box and act independently but he must try or die.
Critique: `Visioneer' is quite a unique movie and definitely not something for anyone in search of a light hearted, unchallenging viewing experience. This film has an uncanny ability to push a lot of emotional buttons most viewers would not want to be pushed. The heavy emotional angst dealt with in the film will slowly but surely begin to be felt by the audience and trigger a personal reaction to the storyline.Read more ›
What it is, is abstract. It doesn't really fit into any category I can think of. It's very strange. But it is beautiful. I think you will really appreciate the value of this film if you work a mundane, pointless job. Too many films nowadays tell their stories so blatantly, that everyone watching it pulls the same thing from them. But a good piece of art, even in TV and film mediums, can be analyzed and interpreted differently from person to person. If you can't appreciate the value of this film now, I think you will at some point later in life.
I had expected this to be more of a comedy with Zach (of course there were laugh-out-loud parts), but really it was the underlying meaning of meaningless of existence in society and overcoming through love prevails.
I highly recommend this wonderful film.
Galifianakis works for the renowned Jessups Corporation--headed with great comedic aplomb by D.W. Moffett. Preaching happy thoughts and productivity, the office has become a mind numbing existence. His discontent wife (the always reliable Judy Greer) seeks solace and comfort from a book on happiness and current fads to fill her empty days. And his brother (a spry James LeGros), recently released from prison, takes up residence in his backyard and is soon leading a movement to endorse freedom of expression. In a land where critical thought and feelings are frowned upon, it's not easy to get by. When people start to explode, literally, from boredom and repressed emotion--it serves as a catalyst to reevaluate life.Read more ›
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A montage of the loss of human dignity in the late 20th century. Terrifyingly funny. An important document.Published 4 months ago by Gary H. Beachum
If you liked either of the movies listed on the front of this cover you will hate this flick. This is an independent movie with more than just comedy in mind.Published 18 months ago by Sir Doofus McReggington
I love this film! It's comedy but to me it's also a very true view at what life can seem like. I felt I could relate to lot's of the story in how I will often times see life as it... Read morePublished 22 months ago by ~*JONAS*~
Watched this late at night thinking it was going be a dark comedy similar to "Idiocracy." While I didn't find this movie funny, I found it extremely relatable and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Noah
I like this movie because it shows off Zach's acting skills. Even though the movie storyline itself is humorous, Zach's role is more serious than what he is known for. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Kristina Adams
Ridiculing the worst of corporate behavior in a frighteningly real manner. Must give the creeps to a lot of folks. Read morePublished 24 months ago by em
It was not a funny movie. Quite boring and the premise is pretty dumb. I don't recommend this unless you're already sleepy.Published on September 10, 2013 by M. Terry
Too slow and not what you would have expected. I guess you could give it a try and see for yourself.Published on August 11, 2013 by Beth M Boyle