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Language: English
Category: Movie / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Original Title: Flashes
Director: Amir Valinia
Writers: Andrew M. Henderson
Released: 2015
Budget: $3,200,000
Duration: 1h 41min
Video type: Movie
John Rotit is a happy, content man with a loving wife. Hours later, he's a rock star shooting up heroin. And after that...he's something far more sinister. John unwillingly flashes between three parallel lives in which he knowingly exists in each. He has no clue how or why this phenomenon is occurring, only that he wants it to stop. John's judgment becomes clouded as he'll do anything he can to end his flashes and remain in the one life where he's truly happy.
Credited cast:
Tom Sizemore Tom Sizemore - Detective Mark Hume
Christopher Judge Christopher Judge - Professor Ernstrom
Elle LaMont Elle LaMont - Clare Rotit
Natalie Makenna Natalie Makenna - Valerie Evelyn (as Natalie Wilemon)
Donny Boaz Donny Boaz - John Rotit
Deke Anderson Deke Anderson - Dr. Ryan Greene
Danny Kamin Danny Kamin - Judge
Catherine Lawrence Kinslow Catherine Lawrence Kinslow - Concertgoer
Deborah Gaffney Deborah Gaffney - Courtroom Gallery
Kristin Cochell Kristin Cochell - Student
Bonnie Gayle Bonnie Gayle - Girl at Bar
Johnny Walter Johnny Walter - Charlie Hudson
Erin Elizabeth Reed Erin Elizabeth Reed - Mickey
Johnson Nguyen Johnson Nguyen - Cafe Backgammon Player
Joe Grisaffi Joe Grisaffi - Homeless Man

Reviews: [5]

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    As movies about string theory and the multiverse, this has got to be the laziest. They go with the idea that "every possibility" means anything is possible. The intention appears to be a pilot for a series with almost unlimited plot lines but recurring actors. However, the writing and character development was well enough done that they probably deserved to get picked up. There were even shots of humor that didn't have "humorous note" written all over them.

    If you aren't looking for a head trip, this isn't bad. There are times when a person can feel as though their consciousness is just on the edge of sensing possibilities that will not be experienced by the body and this movies plays with this idea adequately. It did make me cry at one point because the character development is well done and they captured the moment you realize how much you have screwed others over and are unlikely to make it any better.
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    I felt like this was a college class project where they promised parts to pretty girls and people who may have helped invest in the movie. It moves quite slowly. Amazing how you can not care about the same character in 3 different realities! Christopher Judge was okay, but Tom Sizemore was in one scene and had about 5 lines. Cha Ching for the paycheck. The girl playing his wife did her lines like she was reading a book. The main character looks like he gets plumper in his lips. It is distracting. The acting was so extremely wooden by pretty much all. In the end, the thing that kills it is this movie is just plain boring. I doubt if good actors could of helped it out.
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    I watched this movie in three realities, and although it was initially a good idea in all three, it came out somewhat different in each. In Reality-1 the movie was a sci-fi fantasy in which the hero survives his three parallel deaths only to find out he is actually a script-writer who develops interesting plots but doesn't think the story through to a satisfying ending. In Reality-2 the movie was a sci-fi romance in which Mr Hero gets the girl and marries her in all three worlds, but ends up wishing he hadn't because she respectively betrays him, nags him, or ignores him - and then he proceeds to a final reality in which his wife betrays, nags AND ignores him. In Reality-3 the movie was a sci-fi thriller in which our hero emerges from the horrors of his three parallel worlds into a primary world in which he is a serial-killing drug-addicted architect. I am now exploring an infinity of multiple universes to find the parallel world in which the movie has a more well-developed narrative rooted in string theory which moves cleverly toward an interesting ending in which the multiverse and its branes are explored in more sexy sci-fi detail...
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    20 August 2016. There have been a number of recent alternate reality films in recent years such as Dimensions (2011) and I'll Follow You Down (2013) each there own take on parallel universes. Instead of the period drama of Dimensions or the romantic drama of I'll Follow You Down, Alternate Realities focuses a lot of its screen time on the stark distinctive alternate realities which at times becomes somewhat too confusing for the audience (though perhaps portrayed in much the same way the protagonist experienced them). The biggest difficulty with this movie is the protagonist's character which is not always very appealing. However, by the end of the movie there can be some audience connection with him. Alternate Realities has some resemblance to the character distinction as portrayed in The Thirteenth Floor (1999) which is suggested for those who haven't seen the movie.
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    The story is somewhat unusual, but it leaves more questions than it answers and therefore is often confusing. Some of that is the nature of bouncing around to three different realities, but actually the film did pretty well at making it clear which one you were in. I didn't understand the sequence leading up to the climax.

    John Rotit was not the most likable character even in his best reality. In the second reality, Johnny was a selfish loser and in the third an almost robotic killer. I never understood why he was killing the people he did- what significance the people on the list were, but maybe I missed it.

    John #1 has an unbelievably devoted wife. For one thing, she is drop-dead gorgeous, but in her character she is very forgiving. She confronts him about being gone so much, but then accepts his profession of fidelity. I have to admit, she was part of what kept me going to the end hoping that she would bring him around.

    I thought the acting wasn't bad, but it also wasn't great. The psychiatrist didn't come off as authentic to me. I don't know what Christopher Judd was trying to be in reality #2. In reality #1 he seemed more like a middle-school teacher than a professor. Tom Sizemore looked like a lost puppy in #1 and #2 and a robot in #3. Maybe that was the intent.