Chain (2004)

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As regional character disappears and corporate culture homogenizes our surroundings, it's increasingly hard to tell where you are. Actual malls, theme parks, hotels and corporate centers ... See full summary »


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Director:

Jem Cohen

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Jem Cohen

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22 August 2008 | yunns
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| Almost as entertaining as unconsciousness
I really had high hopes for this movie. In the description this film appeared to be one of the off-beat-but-poignant films that I love. However, this proved not to be the case. From the drawn-out opening scene until the anti-climactic end, "Chain" was about as exciting as watching paint sit in a can...it doesn't even warrant an "about as interesting as watching paint dry." When paint is left to dry, something may actually happen; bugs may get stuck in the paint or it could dry a weird color. The majority of this plot-lacking film was spent on pieced shots of random people in malls that could not even be considered a decent attempt at montage. It was as if I was watching a television switch channels on the life-is-dull-jump-out-of-your-window- network. I enjoy spending days in public places and love to watch strangers interact, scenes change and life progress. There is beauty in the mundane. But, apparently no one told this film crew who seemed determined to stage what should be spontaneous and ignores what should be staged. The idea behind this despairing maze of commercialism is a brilliant one; the execution is severely lacking.

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