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"Choke" begins in much the same way as another Palahniuk adaptation, "Fight Club": the main character/narrator, Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell), is introduced at a twelve-step meeting with other sex addicts (one of which is played by Joel Grey). And much like Edward Norton's character, Victor doesn't go for the therapy--he goes to meet women, and he spends quite a bit of time with the woman he's supposed to be sponsoring. When he's not having sex in dimly lit rooms or at restaurants begging for the Heimlich maneuver, he gets by as an historical tour guide for a Colonial-era theme park. He doesn't get along with his superior, Lord High Charlie (Clark Gregg, the film's writer and director), who always insists on keeping everything as historically accurate as possible. The two cardinal rules: No modern amenities, and absolutely no modern English.Read more ›
Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell) has been put in the tough spot of having to pay for his mother's (Anjelica Houston) medical expenses. His mother has developed Alzheimer's and must be cared for at all times. The resulting medical expenses are more than Victor's current job at the local Colonial Theme Park can afford. Victor derives an unusual scam in which he frequents upscale dining establishments and makes himself choke on the food. The result being that one of the more well to do clients of the establishment saves him and from that point on feels somewhat parental towards Victor and continues to send money and gifts to him as time goes on. In between trips to the hospital, and working at the theme park Victor is visiting the local program he attends for sex addiction which he is not successful at beating. During one of his visits to his mother in which she thinks he is her lawyer she mentions that she needs to tell Victor more about his real dad. This fuels Victor to try and figure out what she hasn't been telling him and his mother's new Doctor, Paige Marshall (Kelly Macdonald) thinks she may have a way to save her and help him discover what he wants to know...
"Choke" is a decent Black comedy with unique characters and unique situations. This movie is definitely not going to be for everyone as many seem to have a deaf ear for this type of sarcastic humor and the sexual situations may be too much for some as well.
The Good: This was an atypical story which is a nice change from all the formulaic movies that are usually released. The acting all around seemed to be well done and the look of the movie was good.Read more ›
Mr. "Mackshire" you'll LOVE this one! ;-b
Oh! I see you already reviewed this film! :-D
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dvd was advertised as very good condition. It was very scratched and in poor conditionPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I liked it, it humorously depicts the life of a sex addict with a sick mom and the desperation that a guy goes through to find love through adversity..Published 1 month ago by Nexus6
The book is way better. The movie still hits on the main themes and is entertaining.Published 4 months ago by Vickie
Definitely thought I was buying the book. However, as it turns out, for someone that loves to read I can't manage to read a full product description and accidentally ordered a DVD. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Deana M.