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Parallel | Average Guy Movie Review


According to the multiverse theory, there are an infinite number of parallel universes. And each one could contain a parallel version of every one of us, some quite similar, and some very different. What would you do if you could see life through the eyes of just one of your "parallels"? That's the question new couple Heather (Faye Sewell) and Neil (David Magowan) have to ask themselves when they meet Machlis (Brian Carter), a medium who can show them the other side. Directed by Ieva Makselyte, produced by Alexander Cooper, written by David Magowan and inspired by erotic thrillers of the 1990's, Parallel is a dark look at obsession and the multiverse theory.



Have Heather and Neil been brainwashed, or is all this real? For some the idea of seeing yourself in a parallel universe would be a nightmare. Machlis could be a fraud, looking to hypnotise you in order to rob you blind. But for others it wouldn't matter, the service Machlis provides could be a way of living out their deepest darkest fantasies. In a world where people are obsessed with the latest movies, TV shows, video games and celebrities, scouring the internet for every snippet of information, it's easy to believe that one glimpse into the life of your "parallel" could be the trigger for a powerful addiction. 



Parallel is yet more proof that you don't need a big Hollywood budget to create an entertaining movie. Despite some sound issues, the movie is very well put together. The use of colour and black and white footage help to clearly distinguish between this world and the parallel. And the characters that inhabit these worlds - thanks to some great performances - are not only  believable, they are what make this story so compelling. Will this addiction prove too much for our happy couple? Or will they be able to break free of it? Parallel will keep you guessing until the very end. 
8/10



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