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Time Out New York Project: Issue #784, October 7-13, 2010
Dir. Jeremy Morris-Burke. 2010. N/R. 101mins. Dan Illian, Vanessa Morris-Burke, Michael Strelow.
Jeremy Morris-Burke’s science-fiction character study opens in a dystopian future, where a group of worker clones are lorded over by a genetically enhanced despot (Strelow). It quickly toggles to our own economically challenged present, where suburban businessman Jim Kotofsky (Illian, excellent) is dealing with crushing debt and his wife’s cancer diagnosis. What do the two threads have to do with each other? That would be telling. Morris-Burke’s ambitions outweigh his uneven execution — some performers are better than others, the effects work is highly variable — but there’s undeniable talent in every frame.—Keith Uhlich