Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant. Gregory, a theater director from New York, is the more ... See full summary »
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Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant. Gregory, a theater director from New York, is the more talkative of the pair. He relates to Shawn his tales of dropping out, traveling around the world, and experiencing the variety of ways people live, such as a monk who could balance his entire weight on his fingertips. Shawn listens avidly, but questions the value of Gregory's seeming abandonment of the pragmatic aspects of life. Written by
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In the movie Wally and Andre specifically mention electric blankets as one of the negative examples of technology in the modern world. As it turned out, because of the overly cold set they had to work on, many of the cast and crew resorted to using them to stay warm. See more »
In some of the scenes where the back of Wally's head facing the camera, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen reflected on Wally's bald head. See more »
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Movie about two guys having conversations and it's alright
This is a pretty unique movie which really mostly revolve around conversations between 2 characters or real people. Gregory and Shawn both using there real name in this movie thus it wouldn't be a shock if some of the conversations they had was improvised. Especially since the conversations tends to be very long without cutting away. Some parts of the movie is narrated by Shawn who is basically a failed actor who narrates all of his thoughts in the movie before the conversation. And Andre talks the most in this movie during the conversation while sharing his theater experiences, enthusiasm and perception. To some degree this movie sort of reminded me of the movie "Before Sunset" which is another movie worth checking out even if the topic they talk about is different...I personally found that conversation to be more immersive and interesting. The conversations in this movie which is the main part of it might not be intriguing to everyone, but even if some might not be intrigued , it might have enough to hold those audiences attention to some degree. Well at least for those that are into theater. This movie for example is like eavesdropping on some strangers conversations you might find funny or entertaining, except I personally didn't find this to be all THAT entertaining and yet somewhat immersive at some points. To some degree some authors and writers get dialogues from eavesdropping on conversations and that is what this movie is like. Sadly the sitcom "Community" lead me to watch this movie thanks to Abed Nadir. Especially since one of the episode is almost completely dedicated to this movie. In a way this movie is about 2 guys who went there separate ways and grew far apart and start bonding through conversations. This movie is most definitely something I wouldn't be watching again, but for the first time through it was alright I guess. But than again in most cases people don't like to listen to the same conversations twice unless it's something that is very captivating. I give this movie a 5/10 because I found the first half of this movie to be boring and the second half to be sort of intriguing.
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