As an adult his migraines occur with alarming regularity, and his repeated attempts at self-medication send him over and over to the emergency room. He knows that to visit twice is to risk being institutionalized as a suicide risk. So, following each trip to the hospital, he draws upon his skill as a petty forger, and reinvents a new identity for himself.
The Contortionist's Handbook is about the lengths people will go to in order to protect themselves from others and ultimately from themselves.
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some tense early scenes pit protagonist John Dolan Vincent against a psychiatrist known as "The Evaluator," who probes Vincent's psyche to see if his recent overdose of muscle relaxants was really a botched attempt to cure his migraine, as Vincent claims, or a suicide attempt.| Read Full Review of The Contortionist's Handbook
After years of dead-end jobs and publishers’ rejections, he stumbled into the pre-dot.com tech world where he spent the next decade paying his rent on time, eating regularly and not...| Read Full Review of The Contortionist's Handbook
underworld lose patience, the hospital evaluator may not be fooled by his story, and the only person in as much danger as himself is the woman who knows his real name.” The film is a co-production between GreeneStreet Films and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, and DAS Films.| Read Full Review of The Contortionist's Handbook
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