Chlorine (2014)



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In the town of Copper Canyon, people are cashing in on an economic housing boom, and the local country club is buzzing about the investment opportunity. Once vivacious couple, Roger and Georgie Lent, have settled into a complacent lifestyle of mediocrity where their marriage is falling apart and their children are turning away from them. Nonetheless, desperately discontent Georgie, pushes Roger into finding a way to invest in the market bubble in the hopes that their family can be saved with the money they are sure to make. When local tennis pro and part-time drug dealer, Pat, comes to Roger for investment advice, Roger sees his opportunity. Torn by the reality that his family could be saved by this dirty money, Roger finds himself staring down the barrel of a moral conundrum. Chlorine is the tale of classic American greed. (c) Gravitas
Comedy , Drama
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Kyra Sedgwick
as Georgie
Elisabeth Röhm
as Katherine
Flora Cross
as Cynthia
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Some of "Chlorine's" scenes go for a pat lifestyle satire that can be diverting enough but feels secondhand. Elsewhere it makes wobbly overtures toward unearned dramatic poignancy ...

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
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Mired in the blahs, the blues and the midlife crazies, this poor man's "American Beauty" slowly sucks your will to live.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
New York Times
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It's not a good movie, and yet there are persistent good bits.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
New York Post
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Unfortunately, better movies have already been made about the subject, from the underrated film The Joneses to the current Wolf of Wall Street.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
New York Observer
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A flat, undercooked suburban comedy. Or is it a drama? Or maybe a kind of satire? Regardless, it's short on style, substance or any clear raison d'être.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Jay Alaimo's tiresome dramatic comedy often seems as if it were assembled using the cut-up technique favored by Burroughs and his beat contemporaries, in which clichés are thrown together and arbitrarily rearranged.

Full Review… | February 25, 2014
Village Voice
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