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Sundance - Choke Reviews Start Pouring In

Choke at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival!

Here is our second review out of Sundance for Choke.  I'll post more of these in this News article as they come.  

This comes from my man Andrew Greenblatt, who sent us those Blackberry pictures earlier tonight. Here's another, clearer picture from him, along with his review:

 

Screening was fantastic. The audience was very receptive, laughing where appropriate (or mildly inappropriate as is), and there was a huge round of applause at the end.

As I said before, I haven't read the book in years, but the movie incorporated everything I remembered. Sam Rockwell was incredible, perfect actually. His voiceover was right on point, sarcastic, condescending, apathetic, brilliant. His acting was equally fantastic. Anjelica Huston knocked the role right out of the park, playing Ida at 40 and Ida at 60, another perfect casting job. Honestly, the entire cast was excellent.

Clark Gregg did a fantastic job adapting the script and directing. He really captured the heart of the book and incorporated all the memorable scenes. I really believe you will be pleased, as will other fans of the book. I'm anxious to hear what Chuck thought. I was a little disappointed he didn't participate in the q and a, but they really wanted to separate the picture from the book. Clark did thank him and have him stand for applause.

All in all, it was everything I hoped for. I laughed a ton, and even knowing everything that was coming, the Dr. Paige twist was great.

Lets chat soon

Andrew
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T