Tagline: “Jeffers morning!”
Translation: What has Zach Galifianakis gotten himself into?
The verdict: This micro-budget indie, currently making the festival rounds — it won an audience award at CineVegas last week — stars comedian Galifianakis in a serious (or at least semi-serious) role as an office-bound schlub with big dreams. Set in a dystopic future in which the extended middle finger has replaced the wave of hello, but revolving around white-collar office life, Visioneers seems from its trailer to be some unholy mix of Office Space and Idiocracy, with a soupçon of Brazil thrown in for good measure. And its visual style leans more, shall we say, toward the Judgeian than the Gilliamesque. Nonetheless, we think this seems a little bit cool, at least for the unexpected gravitas Galifianakis brings to the line “I brought some chicken,” and the chance to see Judy Greer do something besides play the sidekick. Two middle fingers up!