Cheery Point, 2013 - ★★

Cheery Point, 2013 - ★★

"When was the last time you did anything worth remembering?" - Father Albert (Richard Hackel)

Joshua emotionlessly lives in an engineered society were everyone wears white, lives in white homes, drives white cars and are sleeper drugged to keep being subdued coggs in the machine... until he gets picked out by a preacher, who deprograms his blocked mentally and introduces him to a resistance group. This sets Joshua on a journey to help free other citizens.

Another religious motifed indie movie thats at least striving for something positive for change. Adam Baileys partially kickstarter funded 'Cheery Point' aka 'New World Orderx', is a noble attempt at creating a 'Fahrenheit 451' style dystopian drama at cost with amateur actors and crew. But sadly its far from 'cheery' and never really reaches a 'point'. I'd have happily forgiven its weak acting and technical faults, but its story is as lifeless as its protagonists.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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