HOME |  JOIN |  CULT MOVIES | COMPETITIONS | ADVERTISE |  CONTACT US |  ABOUT US
 
 
Newest Reviews
Shock Wave
Mom and Dad Save the World
Leatherface
Grimsby
Caniba
Bedroom, The
Dark Tower, The
Better Watch Out
Beguiled, The
Year of the Comet
Levelling, The
Dog Days
Annabelle Creation
Once Upon a Time in Shanghai
Sssssss
Woman in Question, The
Atomic Blonde
Doulos, Le
Okja
Bob le Flambeur
Wedding in White
Léon Morin, Priest
Napping Princess, The
Scorpions and Miniskirts
Berlin File, The
Beaches of Agnès, The
Blue Jeans
Garokawa - Restore the World
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Gleaners & I, The
   
 
Newest Articles
Music, Love and Flowers: Monterey Pop on Blu-ray
The Melville Mood: His Final Two Films on The Melville Collection Blu-ray
Always Agnès: 3 from The Varda Collection Blu-ray
Re: Possession of Vehicles - Killer Cars, Trucks and a Vampire Motorcycle
The Whicker Kicker: Whicker's World Vols 5&6 on DVD
The Empress, the Mermaid and the Princess Bride: Three 80s Fantasy Movies
Witching Hour: Hammer House of Horror on Blu-ray
Two Sides of Sellers: The Party vs The Optimists
Norse Code: The Vikings vs The Long Ships
Over the Moon - Space: 1999 The Complete Series on Blu-ray Part 2
   
 
  Choke Sex Addicts on the Silver ScreenBuy this film here.
Year: 2008
Director: Clark Gregg
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Brad William Henke, Jonah Bobo, Clark Gregg, Bijou Phillips, Paz de la Huerta, Joel Grey, Viola Harris, Peggy Pope, Mike S. Ryan, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Matt Malloy, Mary B. McCann, Gillian Jacobs
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating:  6 (from 2 votes)
Review: A porno, like any film, can cause an array of emotions and depending on one’s demographic, religion, age and state of mind can twist the experience and bring about sheer joy or utter disgust. The latest Chuck Palahniuk book brought from the little page to the big screen might be called Sex Club except unlike his most famous Fight Club they can talk about sex club. And even if they shouldn’t or can’t talk about sex, they do. At the eye of this sexual hurricane sits pathetic, unsavory, uncaring antihero Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell) an med-school drop out and sex addict, who works as a historical guide (or a reenactor) at a Colonial Williamsburg theme park so he can pay for an expensive insane asylum/hospital for his wandering mother Ida (Anjelica Huston). At night, he and his buddy Denny (Brad William Henke) get their scamming kicks on as Mancini purposely chokes in fine restaurants not only to get a free meal but more importantly to form a savior friendship with the person who happens to be lucky enough to “save” him. With Ida’s worsening condition, Mancini enlists the help of Denny along with a sexy new physician (Kelly MacDonald) to solve the mystery of his supposedly divine family line.

To say that this film does offer a wickedly funny streak wouldn’t serve it justice. Some people will either roar with laughter or squirm in their seat. Or maybe just leave their seat. Apparently, actor turned director Clark Gregg toned down the overly dark tone of Palahniuk’s book. Still, he brings a fluid yet still dark aspect to this version. Maybe with his acting ability, he manages to get eerily convincing performance from Sam Rockwell who actually gets a part with some meat. Although the film occasionally goes to the well once too often on some bits, Gregg keeps a firm grip on relationships of his quirky cast and keeps the action from going limp. Some may criticize the story that seems to keep going in circles but with these offbeat characters and the on screen antics most of these people will leave the theater feeling oh so satisfied.

Reviewer: Keith Rockmael

 

This review has been viewed 2967 time(s).

As a member you could Rate this film

 
Review Comments (1)


Untitled 1

Login
  Username:
 
  Password:
 
   
 
Forgotten your details? Enter email address in Username box and click Reminder. Your details will be emailed to you.
   

Latest Poll
Who's the best?
Robin Askwith
Mark Wahlberg
   
 
   

Recent Visitors
Graeme Clark
Darren Jones
Enoch Sneed
Andrew Pragasam
Keith Rockmael
Paul Shrimpton
Ian Phillips
Jensen Breck
   

 

Last Updated: