Tied to a Chair (2011)

Tied to a Chair


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The movie begins on the last day of Naomi Holbroke's marriage. After 9,125 consecutive burned dinners, each one of which results in a quarrel with her husband, she admits her failure as housewife to a high-ranking British government official and sets off to reclaim the acting career she gave up "for him" twenty-five years ago. In France at a small film festival, she meets Billy Rust, a man her age who directed a legendary cult film twenty-five years ago and has done nothing since. He's in Europe … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Bergmann
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

I won't mince words: The would-be comedy "Tied to a Chair" is a chaotic mess.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
New York Post
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Insulting several nationalities and most of the filmgoing public, "Tied to a Chair" lurches through acting atrocities, continuity glitches and narrative gaps with grating insouciance.

Full Review… | May 26, 2011
New York Times
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Strings together characters and twists with amateurishly chaotic abandon.

Full Review… | May 24, 2011
Village Voice
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Tied to a Chair mostly suffers from a sense of confusion that never reads like bona fide experimentalism, just aimlessness.

Full Review… | June 3, 2011
Slant Magazine

A potentially interesting premise is squandered by disappointing execution in this micro-budget indie comedy.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
Film Journal International

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