Richard Linklater directs Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Uma Thurman in this filmed play where two friends reunite in an out-of-town motel room, one of them with an agenda to record the truth about a night back in high school.
Linklater’s attempt to do a Dogme. His usually unobtrusive visual compositions are abandoned. He puts his pixel-y digital handheld everywhere and anywhere. And considering this is a movie about shifting and a-skewed perspectives… that’s kinda apt. The acting is serviceable, with only Ethan Hawke finding nuance in what seems like quite a stagey mode of performance. A claustrophobic think piece that probably should only be a ‘one-watcher’ once experienced.
Perfect Double Bill: SubUrbia (1996)
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