I can give this movie credit for being thrilling but unfortunately that's about it. It's a complete contradiction. The initial quote and references throughout regarding Gnosticism don't make sense. If humans are in control of their own destiny then there's no point to creating a portal for higher beings to fix them.
Also, the characters don't have enough depth to make a psychological epiphany believable.
It started with an interesting rhythm that really could've been good if they'd wrapped it up in several directions, but they just leave you hanging on nonsensical baloney.
Poignant, raw, sincere, heartfelt and entertaining. Anesthesia is a good title referencing the methods people use to escape, deal with and numb life's myriad of pain as opiates like pot, heroin, alcohol, sex, an affair,
self-mutilation, charity, heroism, love and technology. Despite the huge impersonal gap caused by tech, this snapshot of one area shows how little our human dilemmas have changed and how interconnected we still can be. I enjoyed the storytelling, the acting and the philosophy. I do wish the end wasn't quite so abrupt though, leaving a feeling of loose ends.