EDMOND

A Syncretistic Mess

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Release Date: July 14, 2006

Starring: William H. Macy, Julia Stiles,
Bai Ling, Joe Mantegna, Denise
Richards, Mena Suvari, and
Bokeem Woodbine

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 82 minutes

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Director: Stuart Gordon

Executive Producer: Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt,
Eugene Musso, Tricia Van
Klaveren, and Gary Rubin

Producer: Chris Hanley, Molly Hassell,
Duffy Hecht, Stuart Gordon,
Roger Kass, Mary McCann, and
Kevin Ragsdale

Writer: David Mamet

Address Comments To:

Gary Rubin, President
First Independent Pictures
1542 15th Street, Suite 130
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 656-9480

Content:

(PaPaPa, FRFR, OOO, HHH, PCPCPC, HoHoHo, C, LLL, VVV, SSS, NN, AA, DD, MMM) Very strong, mixed pagan worldview with some New Age, false religious content including men talk about aliens, spirituality and the purpose of life on earth but think there's no Hell, very strong occult content where man visits a fortune telling place and gets a Tarot reading that comes terribly true, and very strong humanist, politically correct, pro-homosexual, anti-capitalist, anti-American, and anti-Christian content where a middle class white man in New York City leaves his wife on a whim, then displays pent-up and violent rage against black people and homosexuals and women, only to become the lover of a black man in prison after being convicted of murder, plus a Christian scene where the protagonist is about to go into a black church and get saved, only to be interrupted and arrested for murder and thrown in jail, where he is sodomized and speculates about aliens and such in his cell with his sodomizer; 61 mostly strong obscenities, six strong profanities, four light profanities, and many racist epithets; off-screen implied violence but with lots of blood including angry man slashes woman to death, man beaten up by criminals, man cuts up black pimp's face and leaves him bleeding on the ground, man's cheek and face are cut up and bloody, and man raped in prison; very strong sexual references include briefly depicted homosexuality as men kiss before lying down to go to sleep in their prison cell, married man leaves wife and tries to hire prostitutes in several scenes, woman sticks her hand down her pants, implied fornication between married man and young waitress, lewd nude dancing in room, man visits several prostitution houses, and implied homosexual rape; brief upper female nudity, shots of rear female nudity, upper and rear male nudity, female cleavage, and prostitutes in skimpy outfits; alcohol use and drunkenness; smoking and junkie shoots up on street; and, lying, uncontrolled rage, stealing, revenge, man abandons wife, etc.

Summary:

EDMOND, starring William H. Macy, is based on a play by David Mamet, about a middle-class white man who lets his racist, sexist, anti-homosexual attitudes brutally escape his confused mind. This is a politically correct movie designed to condemn middle-class white society in America, with plenty of foul language, violence and sex along the way.

Review:

EDMOND, starring William H. Macy, is based on a play by David Mamet. Macy plays Edmond Burke, a milquetoast white collar businessman in New York City. One day, Edmond stops off at a psychic reader and gets a Tarot card reading. The fortune teller tells him that he's not in the place where he should be.

At home, Edmond tells his wife that he's leaving for good because he stopped loving her long ago. She angrily throws him out.

In a fancy bar, Edmond runs into a racist white man angry at minorities who don't work as hard as he and Edmond do. Edmond agrees with the racist, who gives Edmond a card to a nude nightclub. Edmond goes to the club looking for sex, but when he finds out how expensive it can be, he makes a scene, and they throw him out.

Edmond keeps trying to find a prostitute but doesn't have enough money. He goes to a pawn shop to sell his ring and walks out with a vicious-looking military knife.

A black pimp tries to rob Edmond, but Edmond brutally slashes him and leaves him bleeding on the ground.

At a bar, Edmond seduces the pretty white waitress, who responds positively to Edmond's racist talk and his hatred of homosexuals. After fornicating at her place, he tries to get her to open up about her own feelings of inadequacy, but she gets scared, especially when he pulls out the knife. As she gets more and more scared, Edmond gets angrier and angrier. He finally slashes her to death with her blood splattering all over his body.

Eventually, Edmond is caught, goes to prison and ends up being the willing homosexual partner of his cellmate, a large black man.

The intent of this abhorrent movie is to harangue middle-class white men, who are viewed as racist, sexist and anti-homosexual. Having its racist protagonist become the Jack-the-Ripper, homosexual lover of a black man in prison is the movie's politically correct way of condemning middle-class, white society in the United States. In one scene, after committing murder, Edmond tries to testify at a black church, but he's arrested before he can get saved and rejects God and Jesus thereafter. "Every fear hides a wish," Edmond concludes near the end. Thus, any white man who shuns homosexuality or who wants a weapon to protect himself or who lets slip a racist thought secretly longs to be a homosexual or to murder other people, especially minorities. Needless to say, this movie also contains abundant foul language, very strong sexual content, nudity, occult content, and substance abuse. Its politically correct humanism is mixed with New Age paganism and occultism. It's a syncretistic, pretentious mess.

In Brief:

EDMOND, starring William H. Macy, is based on a play by David Mamet. Macy plays Edmond Burke, a milquetoast white collar businessman in New York City. One day, Edmond stops off at a psychic reader and gets a Tarot card reading. The fortune teller tells him that he's not in the place where he should be. At home, Edmond tells his wife that he's leaving for good because he stopped loving her long ago. She angrily throws him out. In a fancy bar, a racist white man gets Edmond to agree with him and hands him a card to a nude nightclub. Edmond goes in search of sex with a prostitute and ends up becoming a convicted murderer and the willing homosexual lover of his cellmate, a large black man.

The intent of this abhorrent movie is to harangue middle-class white men, who are viewed as racist, sexist and anti-homosexual. Having its white protagonist become the Jack-the-Ripper, homosexual lover of a black man in prison is the movie's politically correct way of condemning middle-class white society in America. Needless to say, the movie also contains abundant foul language, very strong sexual content, nudity, and occultism.