Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Midlife" Film Review

Arye Gross stars as Sam, a middle aged man with an unremarkable life, in the dark comedy, "Midlife," by writer/director Michael Swingler.

Sam wants to die. His ball-busting wife, punk kid, and total lack of accomplishments leave him empty and in desperate need of change. He thinks life can't get any worse, until he's hijacked by the insane CEO of a paperclip company. The experience teaches Sam that despite his age, life is only as over as you think it is. Reality and fantasy intertwine in a collage of dark and stunning images. If "Midlife" is any indication, Michael Swingler is one filmmaker worth watching.

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