In a dystopian future where pain and emotion have been suppressed by a government-issued drug called Torpase, Joshua Barrett (Tommy Martin) coasts through the monotony of his repetitive, workaday life. But when he’s kidnapped by a rebellious priest (Richard Hackel), Joshua is exposed to a world beyond Torpase, changing everything he thought he knew about what it means to live. Also starring Louie Lawless, Amy Hunt, and Kyle Dal Santo, “Cheery Point” examines the necessity of pain and despair and “covers a wide range of possibilities that this country, as a whole, could face” (IMDb review).
User Reviews: What on earth did I just watch? I waited bewildered for some lucid thought to weave this into a coherent plot, but no you guys rode it out to the closing credits.
A confusing take on an alternate universe dystopia where government mind control is fueled by big pharmaceutical companies in order to make a more productive workforce. Would ring true to real life if there were drugs powerful enough to not need to be supplemented with rampant consumerism.
If you have ever wanted to see a online conspiracy video as a movie with a budget of $1000, then this film is definitely for you.
A world where night flashes into daylight in the time it takes to walk a driveway, and where punches sound like they’re from an smart-phone sound effects application.
Well done, I literally could not tear my eyes away from the screen!
Seriously. Sit all the way through and I guarantee that it will make just as much sense at the end as it did in the beginning.