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Fabled (2002)

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A troubled man is trying to decide if his anxieties are real or imagined in this independent psychological drama. In the wake of his breakup with his girlfriend, Liz (Katheryn Winnick), Joe (Desmond Askew) is starting to fall apart. Slowly sinking into a sea of paranoid delusions, Joe is convinced that nearly everyone is out to get him -- in his mind, Liz is sleeping with practically everyone, his analyst (Michael Panes) is in cahoots with Liz in an effort to drive him mad, his boss is circulating a highly unflattering memo about him at work, and his best friend, Alex (J. Richey Nash), has betrayed him. Oh, and there are monsters tracking him, too. But is Joe really paranoid or do his fears have some firm basis in fact? Fabled is the first feature film from Ari Kirschenbaum, who served as director, screenwriter, and editor.

Cast

Desmond Askew
as Joseph Fable
Michael Panes
as Dr. Frumkes
Coleen Sexton
as Lisa From Payroll
Doug Wert
as The Boss
Adam LeFevre
as Pharmacist
Tony Cucci
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Fabled

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Opening with a portentous quote from Kafka, writer-director Ari Kirschenbuam's Fabled quickly reveals itself to be a hyper-stylized flick, but the glossy sum effect is that of a film student straining for a weightiness he can't pull off.

March 10, 2005
L.A. Weekly
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If watching a guy go slowly insane for 88 minutes sounds interesting to you, Fabled might be right up your alley.

August 5, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
DVDTalk.com

This debut feature from writer-director Ari Kirschenbaum has a lot more style than substance.

March 24, 2005
Los Angeles CityBeat

Turn tail and stay as far away from this so-called horror movie as you can.

February 28, 2005 | Full Review…

Too superficial to stay with you.

December 27, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4

Fabled not only lacks contemporary and spiritual resonance but a satisfying closer.

December 27, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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