States Of Control
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Music video cinematographer Zack Winestine made his debut as a writer and director with this deeply psychological drama about an angst-ridden New York City woman, Lisa (Jennifer Van Dyck), who embarks on a quest to achieve an authenticity that her complacent existence lacks. An office manager for an underground Manhattan theater, Lisa feels that her life and her marriage to an impotent professor, Abel (Stephen Bogardus), are going nowhere fast. After she decides not to sleep anymore, Lisa embarks on a series of choices that seem ill-advised and impulsive, including an affair with a bitter,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"disquieting treatment of a dissatisfied Manhattan woman"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Even by low-budget, indie standards, this is an unusually claustrophobic, self-absorbed work whose commercial prospects are bleak."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"The lead performance by Jennifer Van Dyck is hypnotic and devastatingly real and would have earned an Oscar nomination had the film been backed by the kind of money that usually supports such contenders."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"An astute, thought-provoking film, but the ending left me just as dissatisfied as Lisa is throughout the movie, in her journey to not follow by the rules of today's superficial society."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"A yuppie in a midlife crisis alternates between repression and indulgence in new experiences. Sensual but unsympathetic."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
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