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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)

Multiple Sarcasms




Release Date

May 07, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating



97 min.

Production Budget

$2.5 millions


New Films International

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Brooks Branch


Chris Bongirne


Linda Morris



It's New York, 1979. Gabriel Richmond is a talented architect with a seemingly rich life as he has a caring wife, loving daughter and life long friends. Yet, he spends most days in the movie theater, hiding out from work, escaping into a fictional world where he can more readily relate to the made up characters. When fiction shines a mirror on his own life, an inspired Gabriel begins writing a play not-so-loosely based on his reality, examining all of the relationships that make his life what it is. At first a hobby, the play begins to consume Gabriel's own self-examination. Slowly he realizes the fragility of his relationships and overall decisions in life, but does not know what to do with this information other than write about it. Gabriel's work eventually gains momentum just as his real life begins to fall apart. Equipped with a hand-held tape recorder and typewriter, he begins a journey to re-author his own life, looking back on the pieces of his fractured self. He begins to see that life is not always as controlled as a play or movie and sometimes the best thing an author can do is let the characters speak for themselves. Emblematic of the self-discovery that was hatching in New York (and many other cities) at the end of the 1970's, Multiple Sarcasms shines a light on not only Gabriel's life, but also the complex people that make it up. From his wife and daughter to his colleagues at work and lifelong best friend - Gabriel tries to understand these complex people who collectively make up too much of his own self worth. Driven by an ensemble of actors' actors, Multiple Sarcasms is a touching film that is all at once original and refreshingly derivative.

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“..Multiple Sarcasms tries to do much the same-except for the fanciful and funny part..”
by Noel Murray [A.V. Club]
“..it's the kind of odious, self-validating wish fulfillment that actually makes you appreciate the more generous self-absorption of Henry Jaglom films..”
by Brian Miller [Village Voice]
“.."Multiple Sarcasms" is a terrible title for a movie. And it's even worse for a movie that's got some other serious problems...”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]