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  • Summary: With a debt collector hot on his trail, Harvard graduate Billy Schine enrolls in a clinical drug trial to make a quick buck. Carted out of New York City in a shuttle full of oddball characters, Billy and the rest of the guinea pigs, affectionately referred to as "Normals," camp out at hidden research facility. When not popping pills, being tagged, drained of blood, prodded, poked and color-coded, they are telling horror stories of previous tests or generally getting on each other's nerves. As the test drags on, just being there starts to take its toll, and tensions build until the dam finally bursts. Billy realizes that there is no such thing as "normal." [Woodshed Entertainment] Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Daniel M. Gold
    Nov 21, 2012
    40
    The satire - about religion, medicine, TV culture - is larded unevenly, the homage overly obvious.
  2. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Nov 21, 2012
    40
    When everybody finally accepts that they've been experiencing a prolonged, semi-self-inflicted meltdown, Ciancimino and director Kevin Patrick Connors's lone gag pays off. Too bad the joke is only funny in retrospect.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 27, 2012
    40
    Aggressively quirky but lacking any real wit - unless you consider a lengthy monologue about the taste of semen to be side-splittingly funny - the film based on David Gilbert's satirical novel is a non-starter.

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