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Zoom (2015)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Drama | 2 September 2016 (USA)
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A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Director:

Pedro Morelli

Writers:

Matt Hansen, Pedro Morelli (story)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Labine ... Bob
Alison Pill ... Emma
Michael Eklund ... Moustache Guy
Mariana Ximenes ... Michelle
J. Adam Brown ... Photographer / Announcer
Gael García Bernal ... Edward
Patrick Garrow ... Norman
Jason Priestley ... Dale
Charles Paraventi Charles Paraventi ... Assistant Director
Don McKellar ... Horowitz
Jennifer Irwin ... Marissa
Moonlyn Moonlyn ... Candi, The Receptionist (as Moonlyn Coumont)
Rick Roberts ... Plastic Surgeon
Clé Bennett ... Carl Stromway
Jorge Cerruti Jorge Cerruti ... Forró Man 1
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Storyline

Emma works at a sex doll factory and in her spare time is writing/drawing a comic book. Edward is a famous movie director, working on his latest movie. Michelle is a model and is writing a novel. The three are connected: Edward and his world are found in the pages of Emma's comic book, Michelle's story is Edward's movie and Emma's story is Michelle's book. Written by grantss

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Who's writing who?


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Brazil | Canada

Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zoom - Good Girl Gone Bad See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rhombus Media, O2 Filmes See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Canadian producer Niv Fichman offered the direction of the movie for Pedro Morelli when he was only 23 years old. The Brazilian director said that since the invitation, the movie took 5 years to be finished. See more »

Quotes

MichelleEmmaEdward: [All, in reference to the line written into Michelle's book] Emma, returning Edward's penis, allows him to regain control of his film.
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Featured in 2016 Canadian Screen Awards (2016) See more »

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Garota de Ipanema
Written by Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim
Tonga Ed. Musical Ltda
Universal Music Publishing MGB Brasil Ltda / Jobim Music
Performed by Sasha Dobson
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Novel idea, not used effectively
3 September 2017 | by grantssSee all my reviews

Emma works at a sex doll factory and in her spare time is writing/drawing a comic book. Edward is a famous movie director, working on his latest movie. Michelle is a model and is writing a novel. The three are connected: Edward and his world are found in the pages of Emma's comic book, Michelle's story is Edward's movie and Emma's story is Michelle's book.

Had heaps of potential. Very novel idea - the story-within-a-story- within-the-first-story - very Christopher Nolan-esque.

However, even from the beginning the movie doesn't really live up to its potential. Only the Emma story was engaging. Edward's story is mildly interesting but not exactly compelling viewing. Michelle's story was pretty dull.

Moreover, when the three stories are tied together it is in chaotic, random fashion. The last few scenes feel clumsy and contrived, and the connection between the three stories is ultimately not used effectively. This largely leaves you with three separate, independent stories. So the novelty is wasted.

Overall, not a total waste of time, but quite disappointing considering the movie's potential.


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