Some Holiday Viewing Fun


A quick post to draw some attention to an anti-materialist comedy for the shopping season. Visioneers (2008) opened on no screens, drew no media attention, and made no money when it came out a year and a half ago. Now that Zach Galifianakis is a big star, the DVD has been having some success.

In this dystopian film Galifianakis stars as George Washington Winsterhammerman, a mid-level office drone working for the largest company in history. A string spontaneous human explosions has George on edge, and productivity, gadgets, and pop-psychology fail to give him relief.

The film takes aim at the false promise of happiness through consumerism, the myth of progress, and the deadening of real experience. Available at fine retail establishments here and there. Rent it for a laugh, buy it to fill the void.