A computer scientist/novel writer with supernatural power begins to hack into secret government files and when his relationship with his girlfriend crumbles, he reunites with his childhood girlfriend through mystical forces. But soon the mystical forces start to prevent him from revealing the hacked files. He must now face the dire and fateful consequences of his actions.
5/5 for lovers of amazingly and creatively terrible movies.
0/5 for people who only actually want to watch well-made films.
Fairly flat and slow - but UTTERLY BAFFLING at every turn. THE ROOM seemed self-delusional and tone-deaf about relationships - but this gets those points even MORE wrong. Add to that the fact that this movie seems to be assembled by pieces of 5 or 6 different plots, and you get a truly WTF WAS HE THINKING cinematic experience.
Fateful Findings requires a very specific mood in order to be appreciated and respected by the viewer. You will find yourself questioning everything: from the plot, characters, and super special effects, to your own life and what you are doing on your free time.
About the themes and talents of this movie, they disappoint (in a satisfying way). I believe Neil Breen had a bit of extra cash (used mainly for laptops and porn actors) and tried to fulfill his fantasies of acting, producing, being attractive to women, and being a genius hacker and writer. It is clear that although this was not intended as a comedy, it surely was also not intended for an audience but was more like a personal wish -- a vanity project no one had the heart to stop. But now it's within our reach and we love hating it and we hate loving it.
Some funny things to note (SPOILERS) 1. The laptop abuse 2. Undeniable age difference between Leah and Dylan 3. Call 911. Call 911. Is he alive? Is he alive? 4. The uncomfortable "make out" scenes
I could go on forever, this movie is so terrible that it makes us feel good about ourselves, which is the reason we enjoy it so much.
So watch it. Watch it with a friend. Watch it with all your friends. And make references of this movie for the next 20 years, laughing just like the first time. You might regret seeing it, but it will be too late so convince yourself you enjoyed it.
If I had to review this movie film using only one word, it would be: "Oh." But since Amazon allows more than one word, let me elaborate. This is an interesting and confusing film. Though I never understood the main character's secret power, or the shadow man, or the ghosts, or the floating furniture... though I never really understood even one government or corporate secret... the film nevertheless succeeds. The story moved me into bouts of laughter and tears. I was particularly moved by one scene where the main character collapses onto his laptop spilling *SPOILER* coffee on it. Wow. This movie has it all - suspense, thrilling, more suspense... Um.. confusion... and miracles. Highly recommended.
Note: the blu ray didn't work in my gaming console, but it did work in my Samsung blu ray player. I don't know why that happened but I won't complain since the movie was so beautiful.
When you go to the beach you will invariably encounter a man, middle-aged or older, who most definitely looks his age, walking along the shore wearing a Speedo without any apparent self-consciousness. Now imagine that man wrote, produced, directed, edited and starred in a movie. That movie would undoubtedly look like "Fateful Findings." And just like when you saw him strutting along the beach in that revealing swimsuit, you will be astounded by how deluded he must be to think he's as hot as Chris Hemsworth. Does he not have a mirror? (Or have watched the dailies?) Then you'll laugh because you can't help it. But then you might also feel some grudging admiration for his determination to do what he wants -- be it wearing inappropriately skimpy swimwear when he's got the physique of a dried apricot or directing an incoherent movie set in a world where women only wear tank tops and tight jeans, about magical powers; drug-addicted wives; finding your lost love from 2012 decades later (yet still in 2012, somehow); the sexless marriage between what appear to be a strip-club bouncer and one of the ex-dancers; velour housecoat-wearing psychotherapists operating out of closets; and hacking into government and corporate computers the expose all the secret government and corporate secrets using no fewer than four laptops, none of which are turned on -- without concern about what the world thinks.
So, hats off to you, Neil Breen, for pursuing your film making dreams, film making technique (scripting, storytelling, acting, pacing, special effects, scene blocking, editing...) be damned. But next time, maybe don't write so many nude scenes for yourself. An artist needs to know his limitations.
This is maybe the worst film ever created but it is also maybe one of the most entertaining works of art to ever grace my presence.
Every film scholar should watch this anti-masterpiece because, while we watch all of the good to great films, we almost always skip the objectively terrible. Like Wiseau's The Room, Fateful Findings makes every wrong choice that a director/producer/writer/actor can make.
This movie is amazing. If you're a fan of bizarre vanity pieces that portray the creator's incredibly weird worldview (e.g. The Room), this movie is a must-watch. It's incredible. None of the acting is good, the scriptwriting is terrible ("I've been hacking into the most secret government and corporate secrets"), the plot is vague and incomprehensible, the main character has supernatural powers that allow him to walk through walls and make mirrors vibrate and kill people who are trying to assassinate him and hack into the government without turning any of his 3 laptops on. It's just the best. If you're looking for a candidate for your next Bad Movie Night, put this at the top of your list.
Never before have I had an experience such as this. A timeless classic full of symbolism, and a gripping realism that made me really think about myself and my life. The continuity, the plot, the mystery! Truly a thrilling drama that keeps you on your toes as you follow along with the adventures of righteous author Dylan, and really get in depth with his world. Definitely worth the watch, and worth my life. :)