Title: Closer to God
Director: Billy Senese
Writer: Billy Senese
Runtime: 81 min
Synopsis: A doctor successfully creates the first viable human clone, but behind this creation is a dark history.
Review: This is the sort of film that left me going “W…T…F…” the synopsis given by VUDU made me assume it would be a more thought-based piece, but it quickly turned into a horror. I’m not a fan of horror, so it wasn’t my cup of tea, but for people who love to sit on the edge of their seats only to jump under the blankets at least once or twice? This is the film for you.
The general idea is an interesting thought experiment, what would happen if we successfully cloned humans? How would humanity react? But the thought experiment quickly gives into the Hollywood need to entertain, resulting in a half horror half political work of art which features some amazing cinematography and a convoluted storyline. While I did find myself somewhat lost at times, and not entirely sure what was happening, I guess that is sort of the point of horror. If you enjoy a certain level of paranoia, this is the movie for you. If you’re more the mind meld kinda person, but don’t want to feel anxious, this will be a toss up. I find myself to be a very psychological person, so to others this could easily slip in one side of your brain and out the other without any consequence. If that’s the case, then I applaud you. Now I’m going to go back to wondering what the heck is up with Ethan?
If you watch the movie and figure it out, please, tell me… because I’m not totally sure.
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Image is a still shot from the film and therefore being cited below:
Closer to God. Dir. Billy Senese. Perf. Jeremy Childs and Shelean Newman. LC Pictures, 2015. VUDU. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
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