Thomas in Love (Thomas est amoureux)
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Thomas Thomas is a 32-year-old man suffering from acute agoraphobia. For eight years, he has neither left his home nor let anyone in. His only contact with other people is through the computer screen, which allows a two-way audio-video connection. His insurance company handles most aspects of his life, including getting his vacuum robot repaired and administering to his mental well-being. Thomas is almost happy in this deliberate self-imprisonment. He finds virtual pleasure with an interactive "sextoon" game featuring Clara, a large-breasted animation in a cute bellhop outfit. But… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A film in which the camera's point of view never changes can start to feel claustrophobic. But the originality of the concept and the quality of the performances help to compensate."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Innovative and thoughtful."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
""Thomas in Love" can be chalked up as a noble failure."
‑ Ted Murphy,
"While that leads to a conclusion that seems straight out of a student film, Renders does effectively create a sense of claustrophobia by plunking his audience down in the middle of Thomas' world."
‑ Kieran Grant, Jam! Movies
"A movie that's as emotionally bereft as the realm it purports to scrutinize and comment upon."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The last few minutes of this movie are strangely moving. What leads up to them is shot through with dark humor and scathing satire."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"It duplicates Thomas' miserable world so well we want to escape it as urgently as Thomas does."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A sex film for the Bill Gates age, and it's about as sexy as Gates, too."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"For a film that takes place entirely within the confines of the main character's computer screen, the Belgian Thomas in Love is amazingly interesting stuff."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Thomas in Love touches on so many subjects and is so visually interesting to watch that it won't just enrich your weekend movie plans, but stimulate your way of thinking as well."
‑ Nina Garin, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Thomas In Love never develops beyond an interesting exercise in style over story."
‑ Norman Wilner, Toronto Star
"A good story about a fellow who really needs to leave his room."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"What's surprising is how easy it is to sit still for."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"A clever satire."
‑ Barry Johnson, Oregonian
"The best and worst thing about the tale is that we never actually see Thomas. We only view events from his first-person and isolated perspective. The effect is both alienating and compelling."
‑ , E! Online
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