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1 h 29 min201915
Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a University philosophy professor.
Tim Blake Nelson
Glenn CloseKristen StewartGretchen Mol
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Tim Blake NelsonGloria Reuben
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4.4 out of 5 stars

35 global ratings

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The ParagonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 December 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
The randomness of life
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Whether because of our friendships, relationships, families, academic lives, addictions, technologies or locations, our lives are complicated. Anesthesia explores our problems, alienation, conflicts and truth, through a collection of seemingly disconnected characters who are, in fact, all linked by their difficulty in finding meaning in themselves or their other human relationships.

A great cast, the film itself is fairly slow moving and, as such, is a bit tricky to hang onto. The first hour and a quarter is spent establishing the characters, but those last fifteen minutes are devastating, bordering on abrupt.

Not a date film, there’s a lot of heavy subject matter, but definitely a film to think about.
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fredReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 November 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
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took to long for anything to happen
crowbridgeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 October 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Moving and thought provoking -an excellent film
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Moving, and beautifully laid bare...humanity
The Movie GuyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 August 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
This is an indie film with multiple themes,including the title. The movie starts off with multiple subplots and in pure indie fashion weaves them together to show how important we all are as we touch each other lives if just for a moment. Yawn. There are also themes about "What is life?" and being alone, and how things have changed, but are still the same, but are not anymore. The film also uses idiotic statements such as "How do we seek purpose while convincing ourselves there isn't any?" Answer: You don't. It is like asking "Why do we always find something in the last place we look?"

The film centers around Dr. Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterston) whose life intersects with all the characters and not Kristen Stewart who owns a curling iron that you can't tell by her disheveled hair. Dr. Zarrow's class provides use with an endless stream of theme elements overloading the average viewer in bad indie fashion, allowing them to pick and choose what they want to get out of the film. Was it about changing truths or liking New Jersey? There is a theme about things that don't fit into our standard norms are marginalized by society.

Having sat through so many of these types of films, I didn't find this one anymore entertaining than the rest of them and in fact the ending speech was way too much as if the script writer was trying to cram the entire day he spent at college into three minutes.

Indie lovers will surely love it. Coming of Age, adultery, drinking, drug use, masochism. Kristen Stewart called the "C" word (my favorite part.)

Guide: F-bomb, no sex or nudity.
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