High Praise For Dark, Brooding Story
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. Mr. Lucas directed a very cinematic
version of his stage play, and assembled an outstanding cast. Peter
Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott and particularly Patricia Clarkson, give
layered, complex, award-worthy performances.
This film reminds me of another along the same genre, American Beauty,
which also examined difficult and complex relationships, and attempted
to do so with both humor and pathos.
Because this film is part thriller, part black comedy, part searing
emotional drama, it had me going on many levels.
Again, Patricia Clarkson should be praised highly for her ability to
make the reactions of her character so real! I have not always been a
Craig Lucas fan, as I sometimes find his work to be a bit preachy
(Prelude to a Kiss), but with this film, and his obvious director's
eye, I look forward to his next effort..
gaurav.49ahuja watch The Pointer movie
1) Wanna to see/understand the message the director want to convey. 2) l like peter movies .
clodyie watch The Belly Of An Architect movie
silver linings playbook .
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titanic oblivion .
Interesting, watchable, and maddening
I enjoyed this film, up to a point- and that point was almost exactly
the half way mark, where the writer director chose to go the maudlin
implausible route instead of sticking with what he had, which was
To have three characters in conflict and resolve it without any fancy
plot device would have been truly courageous, but sadly what started
out so lovely descended into melodrama and tedium.
That being said, Craig Lucas is clearly a talent to watch, he did a
marvelous job with the actors- particularly Peter Skaarsgard, who does
wonderful work, and the script is smart and even touching in places.
Campbell Scott seemed miscast to me, wooden and distant at places but
oddly brazen in others. I can't imagine a married studio executive
actually touching and almost kissing a writer ON THE LOT. I found
myself imagining what other actors would have done with the role, never
a good sign. But then again, he was one of the producers, so Mr. Lucas
had his hands tied.
All in all, the first act was so promising that I was angered by the
way Lucas decided to end it..