Repo Men

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Talk about health care reform! In the not too distant future, technology will provide expensive synthetic organs available on credit. No more waiting for organ donors. And no more peace of mind, either, because if you miss payments, repo men will track you down and take the past-due organ back, on the spot. Jude Law and Forest Whitaker play the buddy team of repo men who extract the viscera in loving detail. All is violent and unsavory fun and games until an on-the-job accident requires one of the pair to get his own artificial organ. What happens if a repo man can’t make the expensive payments?

ClearPlay in Action!

ClearPlay serves Repo Men well, as many grotesque and gratuitous surgery scenes are, ahem, cut. ClearPlay also edits around 70 instances of language, a scene of implied lovemaking, and female lap-dancing. Thematic elements still render the movie inappropriate for sensitive viewers.

Should Repo Men be in my future?…

There are a lot of intriguing ideas in Repo Men, including what it has to say about our credit-obsessed society and the problems with the health care industry. Whitaker, Law and Liev Schrieber deliver excellent performances, and ClearPlay assists by making the movie less graphic. Unfortunately, if you’ve seen Brazil or anything adapted from Philip K. Dick’s stories (Total Recall, Blade Runner, Minority Report, etc.), the movie tends to feel derivative.

Marty Nabhan— ClearPlay Credit Department

Rated R for for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality/nudity.; 111 min; Directed By Miguel Sapochnik
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