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On_Line (2003)

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Jed Weintrob directed this look at how Internet sex sites bring people together, while simultaneously keeping them apart. John Roth (Josh Hamilton) and his friend Moe Curley (Harrold Perrineau) spend a remarkable amount of time at Intercon-X, a pornographic website. All of the characters spend a great deal of time in cyberspace. Eventually, John shares a sexual act online with Jordan (Vanessa Ferlito), another regular at Intercon-X. Eventually Jordan and Moe engage in an actual affair, which finally forces all of the characters to deal with each other in the real world, and not just in cyberspace. This film was shot on digital video and was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

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Cast

Josh Hamilton
as John Roth
Harold Perrineau
as Moe Curley
Isabel Gillies
as Moira Ingalls
John Fleck
as Al Fleming
Vanessa Ferlito
as Jordan Nash
Eric Millegan
as Ed Simone
Liz Owens
as Angel
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Critic Reviews for On_Line

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (18)

Amateurish drivel, which is headed for Skinemax in a hurry.

October 3, 2003
Arizona Republic
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The youthful cast is lively enough to make the enterprise almost work, presenting a time capsule of cyber- communication that should be more interesting 20 years from now.

September 11, 2003
Detroit Free Press
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Weintrob's stylish visuals mimic Web technologies, which succeed in making his characters seem all the more removed from reality. Now if someone would find a way to equip theater seats with a 'delete' key, we could be rid of them completely.

Full Review… | July 25, 2003
Boston Globe
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There's something so familiar and commonplace about this story and its characters -- and maybe that has something to do with how much the Internet is a part of our everyday lives -- it's hard to get particularly thrilled.

July 11, 2003
Washington Post
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It does a good job of portraying the day-to-day life of these online obsessives, but we realize eventually that they are more interesting because they are online.

Full Review… | July 11, 2003
Chicago Sun-Times
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If you like scenes of characters sticking hands down their pants, this is the film for you.

Full Review… | July 10, 2003
Chicago Tribune
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Audience Reviews for On_Line

On Line is a movie about a group of ultimately interelated characters that spend a large chunk of their time on the Internet, primarily Internet porn sites. Some of the story lines are weak and the stronger ones aren't completely played out, thus the movie didn't fully grab me. It was fasinating in one respect: I brought viewers into a world that many of them may never be exposed to. While most people will deny it, I would guess that the percentage of adults that spend even a fair amount of time on the Internet have, at one time or another, viewed a porn site. And while most of us probably have only limited experience with this form of adult entertainment, there are many others that are totally engrossed in this world. In fact, many of these people rely on these types of sites for much of their social interaction. On Line takes you into the world of these people and provides a glimsp of what their world might be like. Not a pretty picture.

John Chandler
John Chandler

Most of the action in this 2001 indie drama takes place on computer screens, with grainy faces framed by sharp little boxes; the 21st-century conceit is topical enough but the characters and their problems couldn't be more stale.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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