The Booth at the End

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2011X-Ray13+
A mysterious man sits in a booth at the end of a diner. People approach him because they've heard The Man has a gift. He can solve their problems: A parent with a sick child, a woman who wants to be prettier, a nun who has lost her faith. The Man can give these people what they want. For a price.
Starring
Xander BerkeleyJennifer Del RosarioJenni Blong
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Start. See What Happens
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    July 11 2011
    23min
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    English [CC]
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    James discusses a plan with dire consequences. Jenny makes a deal and contemplates buying a gun. Willem must protect someone in danger and starts to spy on his target. Mrs. Tyler acknowledges that innocent people will get hurt as a result of her actions. Melody is desperate for money and Allen is caught in a lie. Sister Carmel desperately wants to hear God again.
  2. 2. What One Begins, One Must Finish
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    July 17 2011
    23min
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    Doris starts to ask questions and develops a theory. Allen completes his task but realizes he made the wrong deal. Sister Carmel is taken aback by her task, and Willem is surprised when he meets the girl of his dreams. Melody starts to see results while Mrs. Tyler has doubts about finishing what she started. Jenny obtains a gun and loves the rush. Someone is on to James.
  3. 3. How You Do It is Up to You
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    July 25 2011
    23min
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    Jenny wants to recruit an accomplice. Mrs. Tyler in conflicted about proceeding while Allen's true motives are revealed. Melody grows closer to Ron but is concerned by his behavior. Sister Carmel tries to come to terms with her lies. Willem is heralded as a hero as his paranoia grows. James has trouble holding up his end of the deal. Doris wants someone to listen but fails to get any answers.
  4. 4. I Have My Reasons
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    August 1 2011
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    Sister Carmel meets someone and sneaks around. The kidnapper's identity is revealed and James tracks him down. Richard makes his first deal and Jenny wants to help. Allen regrets what he's done and contemplates how to make things right. Mrs. Tyler gets what she wants and Doris shares an intimate detail. Melody uncovers disturbing information and goes to the police.
  5. 5. Our Deal Here Is Done
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    August 8 2011
    22min
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    Allen fears for his son's safety and comes to terms with his own wrongdoing. Richard makes a new deal and gets what he wants. Willem takes matters into his own hands. Two people are killed. Sister Carmel shares some news and Doris learns a single mysterious fact. Gerald asks for the unthinkable.

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Directors
Jessica Landaw
Supporting actors
Sarah ClarkeJack ConleyMatt BorenKate MaberlyMatt NolanNorma MichaelsTimothy OmundsonJake RichardsonAnthony Brandon Wong
Season year
2011
Network
Vuguru
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Substance usefoul languageviolence
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4.2 out of 5 stars

244 global ratings

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Judith E. OaklandReviewed in the United States on December 25, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Be Careful What You Wish For
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I bought the movie in Amazon Instant View and I've seen it three times now. I think this movie may be a collection of separate episodes from a TV series. I also bought the sequel and hope for a third. I find it intriguing, mysterious, and subtle. This movie explores what happens to people who perform required tasks proposed by a strange man who they believe has or may have the power to grant the object or situation they desire the most; and the outcomes they experience, good or bad. So far, I haven't been able to decide how to categorize this story. Is this ordinary looking man in a booth an alien, the Devil, an Angel (most likely a fallen one), a ghost or himself a helpless supplicant being manipulated by an unknown higher power. It's little like Lost, there are questions within questions within questions. I'll probably hang in there until I get an answer or get tired of waiting.
24 people found this helpful
Daniel EmersonReviewed in the United States on August 21, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
I found it spell binding
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Well won't watching. The interconnecting of all involve made it intense. What I liked about this was it completely set in a small little diner booth, there are no electrifying action scenes or over-the-top CGI... instead the story revolves around a creepy man in the booth at the end who will fulfill your wish for a price... you've just got to be willing to pay for it. The story is engaging, evocative, quiet like a dull roar but filled with telling silences, features a main character that just begs you to delve deeper into his story and a cast of supporting characters that really provide an authentic and relatable story for the viewer. I found it spell binding
23 people found this helpful
Charles LawrenceReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well now, what is it worth to you to get what you really, really want?
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No, you never do leave the diner. But it is quite a ride. What do you really want? And what would you be willing to do for it?
"I hear they serve a great pastrami sandwich here." All you have to say. Of course you have to know what it is you want.
"24" fans will enjoy seeing Xander and another actor. And it gave me food for thought. It is the sort of movie, that if you like this sort of thing (i do), it is very interesting and well done. Nothing fancy, just human beings, some of whom are in tough spots, and some of whom are willing to do more than they ever contemplated to solve their "problem." No blood, no gore, no tricks, ... just the diner and the man who grants what you want for a price that you decide you are willing to pay.
13 people found this helpful
The Words Are On The InsideReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This film is fantastic. I originally saw it on Hulu years ago
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This film is fantastic. I originally saw it on Hulu years ago, when it had been chopped up into episodes and had commercials. I was beyond excited to see that Amazon now offers it in its complete, movie format.

The setting is simple, but the dialogue driven narrative, pushed forward by fantastic performances is worth every minute of the run-time.

I don't want to talk about the story at all, because this whole thing is about the story. About not knowing. Go into this one with as little information as possible. And if you like a good mystery, you'll have lots of fun.
13 people found this helpful
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic twisted mystery
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Fantastic twisted mystery. A series of people meet with a man in a diner who always sits in "the booth at the end". The man promises each person whatever they wish for will come true, but only if they can carry out exactly what he tells them to do. He gives each person a task, sometimes small, sometimes big. The bigger the wish, the more effort the task requires. As each person comes back to the diner to report on their progress, the stories start to intertwine in unexpected ways. If the description seems vague, it's because I can't say more without giving away the surprises! Just watch it.
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FDHReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love the idea for this movie and Xander is the best character actor for it
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This is a great idea for a movie, or two or three...
I love Xander Berkeley, he has been one of my favorite character actors for many years.
He was great in 24
One wonders if the ultimate question "Is he Satan?" will ever be answered?
In the second one, which I have not finished yet (so don't ruin it for me!) it seems that Xander's character actually could have an enemy or at least an antagonist...he may FEAR someone, which makes it more complex..and interesting
8 people found this helpful
H.G. GaltReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Worth It!
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A hard-to-turn-away-from well-written screenplay with intimate character driven performances kept me engaged from one scene to the next. The cinematography is simply, but cleverly done. Subtle in tone, but deep in spirit best describes the breath of fresh air that is the Booth at the End. I am writing a review because I want to see more works like this, and hope that others enjoy their time and sense of wonder that is offered by watching this film.

Best Regards

- H.G. Galt
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Len StonerReviewed in the United States on July 23, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Perhaps Better as a Play?
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I'm not sure what to make of this movie. Xander Berkeley is excellent as, well, whomever he's supposed to be. You're left to decide. This entire movie takes place at the booth at the end of a diner. And there is no action. Everything is propelled by dialog. Xander is someone who grants wishes. But those wishes come at a price. The price is doing something that Xander wants done. For example, a girl who wants to be more beautiful must rob a bank of a specific amount to get that beauty. Unlike the "Wishmaster", each person has complete freedom to either do what Xander wants and get what they asked for, or they can decline and not get anything. A nun who has lost faith and wants Xander to make God speak to her again must get pregnant. A police officer wants to have a better relationship with his criminal son must protect a corrupt cop. There are numerous characters and somehow each story connects with the story lines of other characters. This is an interesting movie, but if you're expecting to see the story lines in action scenes, you will be disappointed. This is like a stage play with a single set. It is purely dialog and quite well done. In fact, this might work better as a Broadway play rather than a movie.

Upon further investigation, this is a television series. This movie combines the various episodes of the first season. It should be interesting to see if season 2 gets the same treatment.
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