Jerome's Razor

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Jerome's Razor Review


Occam's Razor is best known as the notion that for any given phenomenon, its cause is generally the most likely (and simplistic) one. In Jerome's Razor, John Swon imbues Occam's Razor with a message about God (which may very well be historically true, but which I've certainly never heard), and presumably gives his main character Jerome (Marcus Edward) his own adaptation of this theory as well.

Simplicity is hardly at the heart of this unfortunately-titled film, though, as we find our young hero looking for meaning in his life. After watching the film, I can't tell you if he found it or not. For 40 minutes he's living a miserable life at a generic corporation and finds his co-worker girlfriend unable to commit. So he heads out on an impromptu road trip and spends an hour on a mountaintop with a ragtag bunch of mountain climbers/amateur philosophers. When one of them falls to his death, Jerome leads the bunch to, well, to the end credits.

What's it all mean? Damned if I know. I didn't get the plot, and I certainly don't get the message Swon is trying to deliver. There is, however, one exceptional gag line about a monkey, a peg, and his crap, and that alone makes Swon's latest a hell of a lot better than peter, his last outing which also starred Edward in the lead role. Edward has learned a bit about acting since then, but he's still no Matt Damon (though oddly, he's starting to physical resemble the guy).

Overall, it's mildly interesting and reasonably well made for a digital indie production.



Jerome's Razor

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Run time: 90 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 15th January 2002

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Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

IMDB: 6.1 / 10

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