Written July 13, 2008
Writer Chuck Palahniuk, of Fight Club fame, will score big again with this flick!
He writes of the inner nature of human beings, with some fantasical and eccentric detail which will, undoubtedly, leave movie goers bewildered!
If you are ready to see some of the most messed up stuff you will love this movie. Palahniuk definitely has a style and writes to a darker crowd, and that exact crowd will appreciate this dark comedy.
I suggest you dust off your old copy of CHOKE and brush up on your Victor Mancini repoirtoire!
Written September 18, 2008
I saw a sneak screening of Choke, followed by Q&A with the producer of the movie. Choke was absolutely FANTASTIC. I have yet to see such outrageous humor successfully executed on the big screen without redundancy. Even though some parts flirted with the line between raunchy and disturbing, the balance was perfectly maintained. For Chuck Palaniuk fans: although there are a few small plot points that vary, Choke stays pretty close to the text of the book. The ending however, is different, but still good. According to the producer, Chuck was pleased with the ending and felt that it was possibly stronger in making his point. But that is up in the air for you to decide. Get excited for its release!
Written October 19, 2008
I will tell you this Ive read lullaby, fight club, haunted, but not choke i can never find time to read any more so i went to see the movie. it was very vulgar but it was funny, i laughed. overall if you take anything personal or feel uncomfortable when a sex scene pops up which is like every 7 to ten min maybe sooner..................then don't see it, its more for people with a sense of humor.....well overall don't say i didn't warn you either his books are known for being bizarre in twisted in some ways
Written October 09, 2008
Not as good as Fight Club. Funny parts, but as a whole, eh.
Written October 12, 2008
I wouldn't call it a great movie, but it is an original way to tell this type of story. I wasn't expecting too much, but I was expecting it to be a bit funnier than it ended up being. Instead, it ended up reminding me of Matchstick Men, with some crude humor.
I will say to its credit that it was entertaining, and had a nice twist in it. There was also some high quality acting. Kelly Macdonald was impressive as Paige Marshall, Sam Rockwell was very believable as the stressed out sex addict Victor Mancini, and Anjelica Huston was as good as it gets as Ida J. Mancini.
I think the most impressive thing about the movie is that the Director/Screenplay Writer Clark Gregg also acted in the movie in the supporting role of Lord High Charlie. I most liked this since it seems that anytime a Director acts in the movie, they're either the leading role, or just have a quick cameo, this is the first time I've seen a good movie where a director did this.
Thanks for reading.