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Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), Choke is a dark and wickedly funny joyride from the depths of sexual compulsion to the heights of the Second Coming! Beside working at a colonial reenactment theme park and trying to hook up with everything on two legs, sex addict Victor Mancini courts the love and money of complete strangers via a demented con that might just kill him. But first, Victor must save his dying, delusional mother (Angelica Houston) by seducing and impregnating her comely physician, a task easier said than done, in this gleefully twisted tale of dysfunction, salvation, love, and libido.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: While bolstered by strong performances from Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston, Choke struggles to capture the tone of Chuck Palahniuk's novel.
Little White Lies
an erotic gospel for the secular age
June 21, 2017
For all its flaws and fumbles there is a certain guilty pleasure in Choke.
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Adults-only sex comedy is shocking but shallow.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this extremely mature comedy based on a novel by the author of Fight Club isn't for kids in any way. Every scene includes or deals with sex, nudity, sexual situations, and sexual acts. There's extensive nudity, and a few scenes depict sexual activity in unflinchingly graphic fashion. There's also drinking and lots of strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), and while the film ultimately has a message of redemption, the lead-up to that moment is filled with rough, raw content and images.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:September 26, 2008
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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