• Choke (2008)


Release Date: August 1st, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 2009

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Destitute, a sex addict (Sam Rockwell) fakes choking in expensive restaurants, whose patrons "save" him, then fund his hospitalized mother's care.

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Brad William Henke, Clark Gregg, Bijou Phillips, Gillian Jacobs, Jonah Bobo

Director: Clark Gregg

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Contrafilm, ATO Pictures

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Mother , Offbeat , Doctor , Love , Best friend , 2000s , Transformation , Dark , Death ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75

    While the movie will definitely not be to everyone's taste, black-hearted romantics will find Choke easy to swallow. show more

  • 40
    James GreenbergThe Hollywood Reporter

    For much of the way, the film just feels like it's pressing too hard to make an impression. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    While Choke, adapted for the screen and directed by Clark Gregg, is by no means a disaster, it is disappointing - and oddly dull. show more

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