Choke Premieres Tonight At Sundance!
Tonight's the night, folks. It's been eight years since Fight Club graced our screens and started a cult following that had a big influence on the history of this website. And now, tonight, in Park City, Utah, Clark Greg's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's fourth novel Choke, premieres to a sold out crowd. Chuck will be in attendance and will be doing a Q&A after the event. He emailed me the February Workshop Essay last night, along with this message:
So, guys, if any of you reading this are there, and you see Chuck floating around, definitely be a sport and go give him a pat on the back. I can imagine how nervous it must be, seeing something you birthed be shown to you for the first time, with possibly 300 other people.
Some of us out there have already seen Choke though. Here's a review that FJ found off Aint It Cool News. It's the first review we've seen (though expect a ton more), and, while the guy hated the book, he had a lot of good to say about the movie:
Rarely can it be said that the film is better than the book. In this case it is. But, I just didn’t like the book all that much to start with, so that’s a testament to the director about how deftly he adapted and then cast the film.
The relationship between Kelly MacDonald's character is a very charming one (it reminds me of what the relationship between Marla Singer and the nameless narrator of Fight Club), this one actually works though.
Overall, I would suggest seeing this if you have a dark sense of humor. You might find it as preposterous as I did, but you'll certainly enjoy yourself.
I'll start a separate news thread for all future reviews we'll be seeing, and people can post their reviews in the Comments section.