To this day, I still dont know exactly what pretentious means, but oddly enough, I know when something is pretentious. Enter SUBLIME. The film really thinks that it is breaking new ground, and that it is super smart. It really isnt. In fact, it is painful to watch. Not because of the select torture sequences or mild gore, but because the final reveal is so expected and tired. We find a wealthy entrepreneur imprisoned in a seedy hospital after a routine colonoscopy goes horribly wrong, while the shady medical staff find new excuses as to why he remains hospitalized and explain away the various disfigurements he is discovering. Tension mounts as his friends and family are unwilling to help, and he must relive the errors of his past during morphine-induced nightmares. Everything from the score, to the overly serious acting, to the forced social commentary gives the film an air of undeserved importance. While the technical aspects of the film are slightly above average, the filming isnt engaging enough to make up for the tedious set up and unsatisfying finale. I honestly wouldnt know what group to recommend this to; Im sure there is a collection of Horror fans that only watch "deep" films that "transcend the genre," so if thats you, please, be my guest. Otherwise, pass.