Tied to a Chair (2011)




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The movie begins on the last day of Naomi Holbroke's marriage. After 9,125 consecutive burned dinners, each one of which results in a quarrel with her husband, she admits her failure as housewife to a high-ranking British government official and sets off to reclaim the acting career she gave up "for him" twenty-five years ago. In France at a small film festival, she meets Billy Rust, a man her age who directed a legendary cult film twenty-five years ago and has done nothing since. He's in Europe looking for actors for his next film and Naomi falls in love with...his script, particularly with the sequence in which the girl gets tied to a chair. Alas, the part calls for a "name or a much younger woman with a much more voluptuous figure" but Naomi perseveres and extracts a promise of a screen test in New York after getting Billy to tie her to a chair in his hotel room... --(c) Process Studio Theatre
Art House & International , Comedy
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Mario Van Peebles
as Billy Rust
Bonnie Loren
as Naomi Holbroke
Robert Gossett
as Detective Peter Farrell
Robert Gosset
as Detective Peter Farrel
Richard Franklin
as Henry Holbroke
Joselin Reyes
as Detective Rosalie Aragon
Kim Cristo
as Loretta DeMarco
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Critic Reviews for Tied to a Chair

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

I won't mince words: The would-be comedy "Tied to a Chair" is a chaotic mess.

Full Review… | May 26, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

Insulting several nationalities and most of the filmgoing public, "Tied to a Chair" lurches through acting atrocities, continuity glitches and narrative gaps with grating insouciance.

May 26, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Strings together characters and twists with amateurishly chaotic abandon.

Full Review… | May 24, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

Tied to a Chair mostly suffers from a sense of confusion that never reads like bona fide experimentalism, just aimlessness.

Full Review… | June 3, 2011
Slant Magazine

A potentially interesting premise is squandered by disappointing execution in this micro-budget indie comedy.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
Film Journal International

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