States Of Control
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Lisa is sick of her dead-end marriage, her nowhere job at a Manhattan-based alternative theater and even her own passivity. Wanting to establish connections with the spiritual while taking more control of her life, Lisa stops sleeping. Next she gets involved with cynical, aging director Paul and begins listening to his far-out philosophies about how to lead a more meaningful life. Once able to control her need for sleep, Lisa begins to free herself of her personal bonds and begin exploring new possibilities. This deadly-serious drama follows her on a psychological quest that leads her down a… 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
More reviews for States Of Control on Rotten Tomatoes