Perception

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Released 2005

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Perception

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Director:
Irving Schwartz
Released:
2005
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Perception, directed by Irving Schwartz II, is a melodramatic dark comedy which takes the philosophy of karma to the next level. It's said karma always has a way of coming full circle, and in the case of a young woman, Jen (Piper Perabo), it is a lesson learned the hard way. Having failed at living independently in L.A., Jen returns home to New York to find her parents health and mental status declining rapidly. Jen plays the situation to her advantage by pitting people against each other for her own gain. In a twist of fate, Jen is dealt a dose of her own medicine as she is struck by a bus. Confined to a wheelchair and unable to live the life she is accustomed to, her friends take advantage of the situation. Once the perpetrator of grief, Jen now becomes the victim as her friends slowly abandon her and her ideal selfish concept of world crumbles around her.

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  • 25

    New York Post V.A. Musetto

    Schwartz throws in so many characters and implausible subplots - none worth mentioning - that Perception sinks under its own weight.

  • 10

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    As the jaundiced, disjointed, drug-infested story heads toward its dismal conclusion, its reputable actors vainly struggle to infuse the goings-on with a deadpan psychotic zaniness...

  • 0

    New York Daily News Jack Mathews

    An early and daunting contender for worst movie of the year, writer-director Irving Schwartz's amateurish melodrama stars a hollow-eyed Piper Perabo as a self-loathing young woman ...

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    Dark Comedy, Independent