Choke (2008)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Sex Comedy  |   Release Date - Sep 26, 2008 (USA)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell) has got some problems -- when he's not at Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings hunting for women to bed, he masquerades as a choking victim in restaurants as a scheme to gather money from unsuspecting strangers, which he uses to keep his ailing mother (Anjelica Huston) in a high-end extended-care facility for her extreme dementia. But what happens when this messed up Colonial-era theme-park employee finds Mrs. Right in the guise of his mother's doctor -- and how can he give their relationship a try when she tells him he's the next coming of Jesus Christ? Based on Chuck Palahniuk's (Fight Club) pitch-black comedic novel, Choke is adapted and directed by David Mamet alumni Clark Gregg, whose career spans stage, screen, and TV work as well as a screenplay credit for Robert Zemeckis' 2000 thriller What Lies Beneath.

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choking, sex-addict, con/scam, support-group, mental-institution, mother, theme-park, Alzheimer's-Disease