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Dose of Reality (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 28 February 2013 (USA)
2AM, closing time: A cocky bar manager with a shady past and a young handsome bartender discover a beautiful woman bloodied and unconscious in the bathroom of a late night lounge. When she ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Fairuza Balk ... Rose
Rick Ravanello ... Tony
Ryan Merriman ... Matt
Tanya Allen ... Alana / Wife
McKenzie Westmore ... Show Producer
James Babson ... Pinkerton
Ron McCoy ... Homeless Man
Tyler Poelle ... Police Officer
Christopher Kriesa ... Doctor Wilkins (as Chris Kriesa)
Alice Rietveld ... Newscaster
Luis Rolon Luis Rolon ... Masked Intruder
Troy Vincent ... Mr. Royce
Dan Kremer Dan Kremer ... Announcer (voice) (as Dan Kramer)
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2AM, closing time: A cocky bar manager with a shady past and a young handsome bartender discover a beautiful woman bloodied and unconscious in the bathroom of a late night lounge. When she awakens, Tony, Matt and the mysterious Rose are plunged into a stirring evening of dangerous role playing in an ever-escalating game of cat and mouse that forces them to face the dark shadows of themselves. As we begin to piece together the elaborate puzzle, nothing is what it seems. However, one thing is for certain: this Rose is full of thorns. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

28 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Доза реальности See more »

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Glendale, California, USA

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Written, Produced & Performed By Steve Horner and Mike Previti for Fission Music
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Wait for it, the final twist is definitely a twist that is more than worth it . . .
29 December 2017 | by charles000See all my reviews

Where to even start? This is definitely more than a unique twist on the "stage play on film" sort of production, though at its heart, that is the format.

Yes, there is the complex interwoven character study twists and turns that this starts out to be, and for much of the production almost up to the end, that's what it seems to be, more or less . . .

But wait for it, the final twist is definitely a twist that is more than worth it.

Unfortunately, it would be almost impossible to even hint at what is really awaiting the viewer without stumbling across the threshold of a spoiler boundary, so I just can't go there with this review.

What can be said here is kudos plus for Fairuza Balk, who delivers her character "Rose" about as effectively as any actress possibly could, she definitely has talent in this category.

As for the overall theme of the story, well, the take away message might be a popular phrase from a previous era, "question reality". Particularly in today's world, perhaps more than ever, that message connects.

If anything, extra stars for a cleverly original concept, an evermore difficult task in today's world where virtually every conceivable plot and storyline that can be possibly imagined has been conjured up and rehashed endlessly over and over.

That might be a hint, sort of . . . OK, enough said.

A solid 7 stars for this one


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