The first trailer for Choke (based on my favorite Chuck Palahniuk book) has arrived online, courtesy of MTV, and it gets points for hitting a few marks -- though, to be quite honest, this film's greatest moments come in R-rated form. That said, I wouldn't jump all over this trailer and cry foul because there's definitely a lot of good stuff in this film along with an outstanding performance from Sam Rockwell. In it, Rockwell plays Victor Mancini; a sex addict who cons rich folks out of their money by choking in restaurants in the hopes they'll save him, feel guilty and open the wallet. Victor then uses this money to help pay for his wacky mother's (Anjelica Huston) hospital care. That's just the "on the surface" plot synopsis; if you've read the book, you know there's a lot more to it.
Tell us what you think of the trailer (which you can watch above or in HD over at MTV), especially if you're a big fan of the book. Choke hits theaters on September 26.