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As of writing, Choke has not yet been given official distribution, and
will not get it for about another month and a half at least (depending
on your location). However, I managed to see it at the annual local
film festival. I'll bring this review up when the film gets a wider
release, but for now here is my initial opinion.
Choke is the story of sex-addicted loser Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell).
Victor's main concern in life is to keep his demented mother (Anjelica
Huston) alive and in hospital. He does this in the hope of finding out
the truth about his strangely absent father. To pay the bills, he
pretends to choke on his dinner in fancy restaurants and plays off his
saviour's heroism for financial gain.
I think the majority of readers here are at the very least aware of the
existence of Fight Club, the only other major movie aside from Choke to
be based off a Chuck Palahniuk novel. Most of the people who will seek
out Choke will do it mainly because of the connection to either Fight
Club or the Choke novel (or both, as the case may be). Of course, I'll
have to play the comparison game here, but it has to be said - Choke is
a very different beast to both its source novel and its spiritual
predecessor, Fight Club.
Anyone who's read Palahniuk's writing will know that his books are
frequently dark, very twisted and somewhat humorous. Words like
"diseased" and "cancerous" come to mind. It's this same feeling that
infected both the Fight Club and Choke novels and made them perverse
joys to read. Palahniuk's touch even translated perfectly in David
Fincher's adaptation. With Clark Gregg's adaptation of Choke, the
stylish darkness is traded for a far more conventional
"quasi-independent comic" approach. Strangely enough, this seems to
suit Choke even better.
After all, Choke is first and foremost a comedy. At a guess, I'd say
it's roughly 80 per cent faithful to the original novel (more on that
later) with a large number of jokes lifted from the novel. The laugh
factor was a strange thing. On one hand, the laughs managed to stay
more or less consistent, with none of the jokes falling flat. On the
other hand, I personally didn't feel like anything was too funny.
Everything raised a genuine chuckle but as for anything approaching
"struggling-to-breathe" humour, there wasn't much there. It makes me
wonder what's better, a comedy with consistent chuckling or sporadic
bursts of hilarious moments. Not too sure.
Regardless, the film manages to be an enjoyable experience. First-timer
Gregg manages to handle his duties (which include writing, directing
and even one very amusing bit part) with confidence, balancing comedy
with drama effectively. The acting is impressive to say the least.
Rockwell manages to nail Victor perfectly, yet it's Brad William Henke
that manages to steal several scenes as Victor's friend Denny. Another
treat is the score, which is an interesting blend of different styles.
Choke not only manages to be an entertaining comedy, it also becomes a
very good example of how to streamline a 300-page novel into a movie
that's just shy of the 90-minute mark. The only problem with it depends
on whether or not your sense of humour agrees with the film's, but if
this film was already on your "to-see" list, that shouldn't be too much
of a problem.
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