Choke (2008)

June 1, 2009

It would be pointless to talk about the movie version of Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke along with Fight Club, precisely because if two movies are from the same author, it doesn’t necessary require drawing analogies between them. Nevertheless, i can’t help noticing the presence of the group therapy and the derogating illustration of sex and the main character  as a socially incapable person, an urban misfit, a deviant hero of our time.

Choke also tackles mummy-daddy issues, the inability for anchoring down to a partner possibly  stemmed from the lack of a normal childhood (i’m being really superflous here- what is “normal”?)

What I did like about Palahniuk is the originality around which he constructs his stories: the idea of choking and how it is played out, the the setting of colonial America etc…

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