One has to respect what producer-writer A.J. Brato and director Alex Gelman have attempted to accomplish in INFINITY, a New Age-inspired drama dealing with such potentially fascinating but intangible themes as the awesome power of love, reincarnation and the true meaning of life and death
as a spiritual phenomenon.
Mark Everett (Newell Tarrant) is a former US Navy pilot irresistibly compelled to return with Doris (Patricia Place), his pretty wife, and Karen (Megan Blake), his exquisitely beautiful teenage daughter, to the dreamy South Pacific isle where he once miraculously survived a crash in his jet
fighter. Upon arrival, the Everett family is greeted by Daniel (Moises Bertran), an unusual lad gifted, it seems, with special telepathic powers. The youth has been brought up by Algernon "Algy" Morgan (Fred E. Baker), a brilliant Nobel Prize-winning philosopher, who's filled Daniel's head with
far more religion and philosophy than his budding young mind is ready to receive. Morgan has the notion that Daniel's level of consciousness will be greatly raised by his constant exposure to the teachings of all the great religious leaders and philosophers of the world. But how will exposure to
outsiders affect a sheltered boy on the threshold of manhood?
INFINITY is an intelligent film with something worthwhile to say and one regrets that its message wasn't better presented. As is, the picture is excruciatingly dull and the blame must, alas, be placed on Brato and Gelman. Neither one seems to have the aptitude for pacing which any film must have
if it is to hold audience interest. Here it's almost non-existent, and what pace there is becomes bogged down with slow-moving sequences, incessant metaphysical dialogue and a trite, annoying musical score.
The final moments are quite touching and meaningful, but the sluggish pace and overall boredom that will overwhelm most viewers will, unhappily, more than offset whatever pleasure the audience might receive from the film's denouement, if, indeed, any viewers have remained in their seats.(Adultsituations.)
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- Released: 1991
- Rating: PG
- Review: One has to respect what producer-writer A.J. Brato and director Alex Gelman have attempted to accomplish in INFINITY, a New Age-inspired drama dealing with such potentially fascinating but intangible themes as the awesome power of love, reincarnation and t… (more)