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The Alchemist Cookbook (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 7 October 2016 (USA)
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Suffering from delusions of fortune, a young hermit hides out in the forest hoping to crack an ancient mystery, but pays a price for his mania.

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Joel Potrykus

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Joel Potrykus
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Credited cast:
Ty Hickson ... Sean
Amari Cheatom ... Cortez
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Fiji Fiji ... Kaspar
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Suffering from delusions of fortune, a young hermit hides out in the forest hoping to crack an ancient mystery, but pays a price for his mania.

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Director Joel Potrykus used the film as an experiment to see if the audience could care for a character, whom they have just been introduced to, in the middle of a mental breakdown. See more »

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Sean: Where are you? Where the fuck are you!
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References Raw Deal (1986) See more »

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Sleigh Ride Party & Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
Performed by the Edison Male Quartette
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Trying to be a creepy slow boil but falling flat on it's face
2 November 2018 | by jeffwhite-19731See all my reviews

All I'll say is that you'll spend the whole time waiting for an amazing ending to happen, when in reality, you arrive at one of the stupidest, most aggravating endings of all time. This movie tries very hard to be a slow boil with the increasingly erratic and psychotic behavior of the main character. Mixed with constant scenes of his clearly degenerative mental state accompanied by his drastic actions, this leads the viewer to believe that the climax will be worth putting up with watching him lose his mind. In reality the entire movie is just a repetitive piece of garbage. Had potential and I can appreciate the actor's dedication and convincingness while portraying a man having/causing his own psychotic break, but unless you want to be incredibly aggravated when the credits roll, go ahead and choose something else.


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Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Alchemik See more »

Filming Locations:

Allegan, Michigan, USA

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