After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did, but they are all wary of him, especially Audry's ... See full summary »
The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other ... See full summary »
Robert John Burke,
A ten-years-later continuation of Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool", where Fay Grim (Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Goldblum) to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband (Ryan). Published in them is information that could compromises the security of the U.S., causing Fay to first head to Paris to fetch them ...
Daniel is in danger of losing his inn after another more modern establishment opens next door and steals his guests. He goes to the bank for a loan, but they tell him to hope for a miracle.... See full summary »
William T. Bolson
The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New... See full summary »
A series that is comprised of twenty-one monologues written by American playwrights which form a sort of fractured portrait of the American collective psyche. Ranging from the sad to the ... See full summary »
John Ellison Conlee,
This short film was packaged on video with Hartley's featurette "Surviving Desire." It affectionately examines the lives of a group of "young, middle-class, white, college-educated, ... See full summary »
This short film was packaged on video with Hartley's featurette "Surviving Desire." It follows a day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of ... See full summary »
After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did, but they are all wary of him, especially Audry's father. Written by
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When Audry and Emmet are walking in the street rite after Audry tells Emmet she does not want to go out with him anymore if you look behind Audry you can see a car approach the corner and a crew member directing the car to turn left so it does not interfere with the shot, the crew member even walks up to the car. See more »
I've been a big fan of HH for about 10 years and this is one of his most accessable films.
After 15-ish years Josh Hutton (Robert Burke) comes back to his home town to confront old demons, supposedly he killed a few people. Instead he finds Audrey (Adrienne Shelly), a teenaged girl who thinks the world is on brink of nuclear destruction.
As you may have noticed this is not the usual type of so-called romantic comedy, but in a weird quirky way that's what this film is.
HH's dialogue is a treasure trove of brilliant one-liners (almost every line that Audrey's father speaks) and the scene between Josh and Edie Falco where the same lines are repeated over and over is nothing short of greatness.
However, the film's budget might put some people off - I heard it was 75, 000 dollars.
If you are after a quirky film that will make you feel good (minus Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) give The Unbelievable Truth a spin.
The Unbelievable Truth: 5/5
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