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Creative Control (2016)

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The setting is New York, 5 minutes in the future. The glorious technological advances and communication devices of the near future meant to increase connectivity and alleviate boredom are only increasing the anxiety level of the insecure New Yorkers who've inherited them. David (writer/director Benjamin Dickinson) is an overworked, tech-addled advertising executive developing a high-profile marketing campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Feeling stuck in his relationship with yoga teacher Juliette (Nora Zehetner, BRICK, IFC's "Maron"), he envies the charmed life of his best friend, fashion photographer Wim (Dan Gill, THE WEDDING RINGER) and his entrancing girlfriend Sophie (Alexia Rasmussen, CALIFORNIA SOLO) - so he uses the glasses to develop a life-like avatar of her. Unwittingly, fantasy and reality begin to blur. As passions escalate and things get increasingly out of hand, the friends are forced to deal with the impending collision between their public, private and imaginary lives.

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Nora Zehetner
as Juliette
Reggie Watts
as Reggie Watts
Paul Manza
as Govindas / Brett
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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (19)

The movie is like Manhattan with mobile phones, and in fact the idea of constructing one's own reality fits right in with the Woody Allenesque tone.

March 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Creative Control looks more interesting than it is.

March 18, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

While it hits some of the usual sci-fi tropes, Creative Control's center of gravity isn't tech itself, but the relationships of those who use it.

March 18, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Even after establishing David as a panicky wreck addicted to his morning Xanax chewables and evening booze, the movie doesn't dramatize his ensuing breakdown so that it makes sense or generates much sympathy.

March 17, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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At times, I felt like I was out on a date with "Creative Control," only to find the movie kept checking its hair in the mirror every five minutes.

March 17, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Like Antonioni, Dickinson is less interested in narrative structure and character development, but there's a problem here: He has nothing new to say about technology, alienation and the lost art of romance.

March 17, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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A wannabe mover and shaker in NYC is shocked, shocked I tell you, when the latest piece of high tech wunderbar creates the girl of his fantasies. Later on he is even more shocked when he begins to suspect that she isn't real. Oy.

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