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Anesthesia (2015)

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Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.

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Philosophy professor Walter Zarrow is wounded during a mugging. In an effort to escape he rings buzzers indiscriminately, waking Sam, a middle aged father of two having an affair in the city. Sam reluctantly answers Zarrow's pleas, and Zarrow loses consciousness in his arms. Through an exploration of why these men, along with the mugger, and an addict named Joe, come together, we explore New York City. The experience of Zarrow, Sam, Joe and Zarrow's assailant ripple quickly out to include the connected lives of a housewife struggling with alcoholism, a stoner teen desperate to lose his virginity, a brilliant but failed writer fighting addiction, two parents confronting the prospect of terminal illness, and a brilliant grad student who wounds herself to feel alive. Written by Anonymous

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Who we don't know can save us

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Rated R for language, sexual content, drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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8 January 2016 (USA)  »

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Crímenes y virtudes  »

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$6,747 (USA) (10 January 2016)

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$22,386 (USA) (31 January 2016)
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Kristen Stewart and Glenn Close were in The Safety of Objects (2001) together in 2001, which was Stewart's first credited film role. It took 13 years for another collaboration in "Anesthesia." See more »

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Allie: Just don't drink anymore.
Sarah: It's not that easy.
Allie: Try middle school.
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Tenderly
Performed by Bill Evans
Written By Walter Gross and Jack Lawrence
Used by Permission of Edwin H. Morris & Company,
A Division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc.,
and Range Road Music, Inc.
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This is New York. Great story
19 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wonderful movie! Randomly caught this at the 2015 TriBeCa Film festival and was not disappointed. Although there were some minor editing hiccups, this story about holds up fantastically as it documents the lives of different New Yorkers. The dialogue is clever. The acting performances were authentic. And as the plot got predictable, it made a left turn for a satisfying ending. This movie was everything Crash (2004) wanted to be but better. It's also the most honest depiction of New York life I've seen in a long while. The story gives food for thought and deserves a watch. I wish this movie well in theaters! -Kefi Maxwell. redpencritic.wordpress.com


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