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Armless – Movie 57 of 365

03 Mar

ArmlessAfter two false starts with movies that I couldn’t take more than ten minutes of, I landed on this one. Honestly I made it through most of the movie because it was late and I didn’t want to start another movie. That being said it does have an interesting premise.

John (Daniel London) has a secret that he’s kept from everyone his whole life. He had been able to bury this desire for awhile but he can’t any longer, he wants to cut his arms off.  He decides that first he will try to find the doctor who is rumored to have performed this procedure for people.  If he’s not able to find him, he will do the job himself and even purchases the necessary equipment of a circular saw and some clamps.

When his wife Anna (Janel Moloney) arrives home she finds a voice mail just telling her he’s left her.. She doesn’t know why and enlists his mother to help her find him.  Of course she assumes that he is having an affair.  When they do find him he finally confesses his desire and they both have deal with the consequences of his desire.

The acting is okay, the pacing slow, and the dialogue and character development could use some help; but it does have and interesting and oddly universal premise. Think of any secret that we hide from the ones we love because we think they will find us abhorrent or that we will lose everything. What do we do when we just can’t hold it inside anymore?

This movie attempts to answer that question, it does an okay job of it. And the ending is very touching.

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