Choking Man

2006, Drama, 1h 24m

34 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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Quirky animated interludes fail to lift this dull US immigrant indie out of its introverted torpid state. Read critic reviews

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Ecuadorian immigrant Jorge (Octavio Gómez Berrios) makes a meager living scrubbing dishes in a Queens, N.Y. diner. Constantly harassed by the restaurant's overbearing manager, Jerry (Aaron Paul), Jorge yearns for romance with the new waitress, Amy (Eugenia Yuan). But he's hampered by his severe shyness and the fact that Jerry's also interested in her. While working his life away and dying on the inside, Jorge escapes to a series of vividly imagined fantasy worlds.

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Audience Reviews for Choking Man

  • Jan 18, 2010
    a young chiness woman starts work at a diner, where a very shy young man works the dishes, here we see the two charactors, going about there work days, the guy having some spark with the girl, but shyness overcoming him, and all the while, work problems coming up, nicely handled indie drama, setin queens newyork, looking realstic, a nice story and all charactors adding something
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2009
    I dont really know what to think of this movie.It was good but depressing
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 01, 2008
    The patiently-paced film is meant to draw us into the small community of people who work at a diner, and "touching moments" where these characters connect, are more the style than any kind of a "thriller" theme. In any case, overall it's a high quality film and well worth seeing if you get the chance, but you won't be missing much if you don't.
    El Hombre I Super Reviewer

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