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Choke (2008)

Rating:R (for strong sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:September 26, 2008
Running time:89 minutes
Cast:Kelly Macdonald, Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Clark Gregg, Brad William Henke
Director:Clark Gregg
Producer:Johnathan Dorfman, Temple Fennell, Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson
Writer:Clark Gregg, Chuck Palahniuk
Distributor:Fox Searchlight

Description: Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be "saved" by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor's life, go on to send checks to support him. When he's not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park.

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