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