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Visioneers (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | 2008 (USA)
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When people begin exploding from stress, George Washington Winsterhammerman tries to ignore the epidemic and live his usual life, but then he suffers his first symptom.

Director:

Jared Drake

Writer:

Brandon Drake
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Credited cast:
Zach Galifianakis ... George
Judy Greer ... Michelle
Mía Maestro ... Charisma
Missi Pyle ... Sahra
James Le Gros ... Julieen (as James LeGros)
D.W. Moffett ... Jeffers
Matthew Glave ... Rodger
Chris Coppola ... Todd
Fay Masterson ... Cindy
Ryan McCann Ryan McCann ... Mack Luster
Anthony L. Fuller Jr. Anthony L. Fuller Jr. ... Missionary #2
Joe Rosati Joe Rosati ... Jeffers Agent #1
Mycol Comolli Mycol Comolli ... Jeffers Agent #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Adto Angela Adto
Dale Bowers Dale Bowers ... TV Couple Man
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Storyline

The Jeffers Corporation is a world success, endorsed by the U.S. President, pitching productivity and happy talk. George is a third level employee, supervising three or four others. Around the world, people are exploding as the stress of denying feelings takes its toll. The Jeffers' response: mind control. George and his wife are miserable: he's impotent with occasional fits of infantile pique. She's reading a book on happiness, trying everything. His brother, released from prison, starts of freedom-of-expression movement in George's backyard. Plus there's Charisma, a woman from Level Four who sends him paperwork - with smiley faces. Can George connect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Very Big Stress See more »

Filming Locations:

Fall City, Washington, USA See more »

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George's house in the movie is Jared Drake (Director) and Brandon Drake's (Writer) parent's house. In an effort to get the movie made under any budget, the brothers chose many locations that they knew they could use for free. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maddie: Jeffers morning, George.
[gives him the finger]
George: Jeffers morning.
[returns the finger]
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A Poor Man's "Brazil"
2 August 2009 | by MesaHeadSee all my reviews

I love good black comedies. The best example of a true black comedy is "Dr. Strangelove". Although it's plot revolves around the possibility of the complete destruction of humanity it still manages to be funny from beginning to end. The problem with many black comedies is, although they have an absurd basis, they are just to bleak to be deserving of the description "comedy". "Visoneers" does manage to supply a handful of mildly humorous moments. Most of the real humor is generated by Zach Galafianakis body language. But, overall, this one fails as a comedy. That might be forgivable if the film turned out to be as original as it's synopsis implies. Unfortunately as the story progresses it degenerates into a low budget clone of Terry Gilliam's "Brazil". "Visioneers" also borrows way too heavily from other films such as "Fahrenheit 451", "Network", "1984" and even "Idiocracy." Although "Visioneers" is not without some merit, there are much better ways to spend an hour and thirty-five minutes


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