Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sarah Polley, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Ian Holm

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Distributed by: Dimension

Genre: science fiction

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Review by Xibo Date seen: April 30, 1999
Viewing Location: Angelika, NYC Grade: B+
Summary: Wacky low-budget take on virtual reality.
This is a movie about some people who come to a private meeting to beta test a new virtual reality game. They all jack into this semi-organic thing, and then find themselves inside the virtual reality world. Inside this world, there is another, even more high tech virtual reality game. The movie starts out really cheesey, very low quality and lame. Mysteriously though, as the movie progresses and we get deeper into these subrealities, the quality of the movie improves; thus the more virtual the reality, the more "real" it becomes. It's a clever effect that doesn't make much sense at first but everything comes together towards the end. 

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