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'37: A Final Promise' has many dark and absurd secrets
'37: A Final Promise' has many dark and absurd secrets

Based in part on the story of author-life coach-stylist-musician Guy Blews, the film "37: A Final Promise" comes off as a paranormal and schizophrenic take on a Lifetime movie with themes of terminal illness and assisted suicide. Randall Batinkoff co-writes, directs and stars as Adam — front man of a band who's apparently successful in producing mid-1990s metal rock but a guy who's also haunted by personal demons and thoughts of imminent death. The film's sequence of events plays out with a certain randomness and absurdity, so Adam inexplicably snaps out of his gloom and doom to pick up the playing-hard-to-get Jemma (Scottie Thompson). Though Jemma seems...

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