Creating Karma (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Creating Karma
Scarcely have five minutes passed in Creating Karma before viewers may start to suspect they are the victims of an elaborate Andy Kaufman-esque goof. Surely that's the most logical explanation for such an abrasively unpleasant comedy.
A picture so emotionally, comically and, yes, karmically out of touch with the real world -- not to mention the sheer basics of filmmaking -- that watching it feels as if you're being Punk'd, movie-style.
Every once in a while, along comes something so aggressively in-your-face awful that you start vehemently giving the screen the finger five minutes into it.
Audience Reviews for Creating Karma
No wonder the traditional newspapers are folding/going under. They simply have lost touch with reality as witnessed by their reviews of this film! Run don't walk to see this film! It is a brilliant statement about the emptiness of living just to shop and consume. It is a spiritual journey wrapped inside a brilliant comedy! A beautiful journey out of the confines of the borg-like, consumer prison of corporate conformity, consumption and materialism into the world of spirit and self-knowledge that leads to the true values of this world and the process of individuation. Jill Wisoff is a comedic genius. She just may be so ahead of her time that many won't "get it"....but if you view this film with an open mind and heart you will truly understand what creating karma is all about. And you will have some good laughs as well. So what's not to like?
They OBVIOUSLY don't teach these guys about the FARCE genre of filmmaking in 'Film Critic School.' I've read all their reviews and these guys TOTALLY missed the boat. No wonder I rarely give credence to what a film critic has to say about a film I might really enjoy... As a real fan of movies (especially indies), I think I should add my two cents just in case there are other real movie fans out there that might otherwise be swayed by these extremely harsh, close-minded, and at times, completely inaccurate reviews. If you are interested in seeing a truly unique farce comedy, with a positive message about self-discovery, a brilliantly diverse cast, completely original music (including a HILARIOUS music video), amazing set design, puppets, poets, rapping nuns, AND the all too rare treat of experiencing cinema through the eyes of a female writer/director...then I say you will REALLY ENJOY this film=)
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